Winter exhibition

P1290195After some fretting and decision-making, I’ve found the ideal space for my upcoming winter-themed exhibition, which I’ve decided to call Snowscapes

More details (map etc) to follow tomorrow, but this will be a two-day exhibition on the 8th and 9th December, open from 12 noon till 8pm both days.

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The space above is Gallery II at Gayfield Creative Spaces in Edinburgh’s Gayfield Square.I dropped in today to take these photos, and I was enchanted by the light and gnarly wood beams, which will form a perfect backdrop for the winter series I’m working on.

This will include fifteen to twenty wintery subjects in semi-abstract highly textured style – monochrome winter birches, snow-laden trees and roof tops, I’m also going to paint wildlife – herons on icy ponds with their beaks tucked into their feathers and perhaps some snowgeese.

I find the colours and light of winter enchanting, and I have a wealth of mental imagery to draw on, also my love of Northern renaissance landscape art, and the quality of light captured by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 16th century.

I’m really looking forward to this series, and I think it’ll be popular as it will include paintings from as small as 3×3 inches up to 18×12.

To celebrate the wintery mood I’ll be serving my own home-made mulled wine on the 11th and 12th in the gallery between 6 and 7pm!

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