Friday, 29 October 2010

Painting in the attic!

Just thought I'd post photos of my painting place - which is above the kitchen. I call it the attic but its really light with 4 velux windows and a French door at the far end. Its very cluttered - things I can't part with such as old child's high chair and 3 chairs that I like the shape of. The red dress is something I'd like to create paintings of - but that's a future plan!
It also doubles up as a spare bedroom!!!!!

Great news for me is that I sold both paintings at The Macmillan Cancer Charity. So what did I do - bought an ipad from the Apple Store. Now I've got to teach myself how to use it to justify the spending- why do I do these things - the stress of technology!!!!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Kitchen Window

Bridget Hunter 2010

This sketch was done because I'd like to try some paintings looking through windows .I've recently come across the work of Jenny Wheatley and am looking to find other artists' work with the same compositional ideas.Perhaps other people could suggest some artists to look at. This would be a new idea for me - still life and landscape combined.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Small Pond at Culzean

Oil  8 x 6"
Bridget Hunter 2010

Bright sunlight and greens - reflected in pond which was really quite dark compared to trees. Added some mauves as a contrast. Hopefully it works. I'm still finding these small works challenging -  trying to keep it lively.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Ardnamurchan Light

Acrylic  8 x 6"
Bridget Hunter 2010

Next painting for Whitehouse Gallery's Christmas Show. I'm at last becoming familiar with Acrylics - the fast drying time, the slight colour changes from wet to dry - but I like using it thin then adding thicker sections. And the Arylics I've now got have a fairly buttery consistency. Another 6 works to go!!!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Amaryllis and Friends

Oil on board  12 x 12"
Bridget Hunter  2010

I love Amaryllis , especially the red variety - the hot reds of the petals combined with the cool reds in the shadow areas and the deep darks inside the trumpets. This painting is going to THE MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT EXHIBITION at Threave Castle, Castle Douglas tomorrow as well as Rum, Muck and Dark Blue also shown in this post. The exhibition runs from 16th - 31st october.

Oil on board  24 x 20"
Bridget Hunter 2010

Rum,Muck and Dark Blues

Ardnamurchan and Moon

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Farmhouse at Loch Doon.


Oil on Board  8 x 8"
Bridget Hunter 2010

Second small work for gallery. This time back to the wilds of Loch Doon and one of the blackfaced sheep farms. A hard way of life in that part of the world. 
And thankyou to all the people who add such encouraging and perceptive comments to my posts.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Boat at Portpatrick

Acrylic on board  8 x 6"
Bridget Hunter 2010

It's back to acrylic again because I've 10 paintings to be delivered to a gallery by 5th November for a mixed Christmas exhibition of small works. And they have to be framed !! As I've never painted work as small as The daily Painters regularly do its a challenge of a different sort. This is a first effort. One down - 9 to go. So much for retirement !
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