Sunday, December 30, 2007

Serbian Exhibition Poster

I was sent an image of the poster from the Exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia. It is an interesting poster..... I am not sure of the relevance of the angels, but it is probably something to do with Christmas and the New Year.
It is nice to get copies of the posters as well as the catalogues from the exhibitions you take part in. I must start a scrap book one of these days. It is almost new-years eve so I will wish you all a prosperous new year.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Solstice Morning..

I have painted a couple of small works this week. I had a few enquiries for some "affordable" paintings as Christmas gifts. I will try to finish off one more before the day so I will be busy enough. It has been very cold the last few days, but the heating in the studio is more than adequate, I thought the metal skin may create a refridgerator effect but the double walls give enought insulation from the cold. I am on here while waiting for the heater to warm the studio before I start work, that usually takes about 30 minutes and it will be pleasantly warm when I go back in. The sun was hidden behind clouds this morning, but at least it is getting brighter now and I will have good light in about half an hour. It is winter solstice today, (a day later than the calender date) the shortest day of the year. From today on it will start getting brighter again, it helps shorten winter knowing summer is on its way.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Just over a week to Christmas and I am not doing much painting, a little fishing but mainly meeting people and attending end-of-year meetings and get-togethers. It's all go! Party season is upon us. Bearing this in mind, Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!, just in case I don't post in the next week.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Only 3 weeks to Christmas...

It's December already, I have been busy. I had to pack and ship a few paintings, mainly to ensure delivery before Christmas (some were to the USA) and now I can get back to painting. I want to go and get a few more canvases etc. also, I am running low on them and want to ensure I get them before they are all sold out. It is surprising how much art materials are sold coming up to Xmas, obviously as gifts for people. I am working on an idea for a work based on Cruagh wood, up the road. We took the dogs up for a walk last week, the leaves had just finished falling and the colours were just at the stage of a deep russet reflecting in the light against the green timber.

I may go up during the week with a sketch book.