A few bits and pieces to share today'
I have been working on some more small wooden panels.
I have often wanted to put a small cottage,(or croft as they are called in northern Scotland) into one of my large canvas paintings. However they never seem to look right, so I thought I would experiment on a small scale.
These little panels are work in progress shots. the light was not to good so sorry about the photo quality.
The houses above are very reminiscent of houses built around a hundred years ago, the older crofts look like this.....
Skye has many beautiful little croft houses, this one is near the Skye bridge. If you look closely you can see the stones which hang from the thatched roof. The winters are harsh and the strength of the wind would blow un-weighted thatch away! I noticed in the corner of the photo which I took, a satellite dish. I was going to crop it out, but it made me smile, with the combination of old and new.
|sketching in the sunshine|
I have been working for the past few weeks on a large canvas which I posted as my Summer of color entry this week. Miraculously the colours I used fitted with the theme. I get my inspiration from both photographs and outdoor sketching.
|The island (Mixed media on canvas)|