Monthly Archives: December 2015

‘North’ cello piece

As mentioned a few days ago, my friend, the composer/cellist Atzi Muramatsu, offered to create a musical response to his favourite paintings from the Snowscapes series. He emailed his music piece to me a few days ago and I’ve had time today to put together a two-minute video montage (below)

I love the way Atzi’s music draws me into his response to the paintings,  often re-inspiring ideas. In this case I’m inspired to play around with black ink – allowing subtle effects to happen with salt and ink, suggesting space and depth through layers and transparent glazes.

Hope you enjoy the video  – ‘North’…

 

 

Snowscapes paintings

Last night’s mulled wine event went well, despite the freezing cold and damp weather – the mulled wine and minced pies were appreciated!

Many thanks to John and Corrie of Gayfield Creative Spaces for their support and general warmth during this chilly time of year! Also thanks to folks who came along, and especially a big thanks to everyone who bought paintings or prints.

My painting ‘Cockenzie Power Station’, which is currently at the RSA, has sold, and the buyer would like to gift it to someone for Christmas so I must replace the painting with another by next week since the RSA Open continues to 14th February.

12291310_990402701023080_8154504487979891542_o 12291677_990402987689718_3803713641628221276_oOn the left a pic of me standing underneath ‘Cockenzie’, and the RSA Open preview night!

 

I’ll be choosing one of these two below (‘North 3’ and ‘Winter Birch’) from the remaining paintings from the Snowscapes series (so if you’re interested in buying one, let me know by the end of next week before I hand one in to the RSA)…

'North 3'. Mixed media on 20x12 wood panel

‘North 3’. Mixed media on 20×12 wood panel

'Winter Birch'. Mixed media on 17x11" wood panel

‘Winter Birch’. Mixed media on 17×11″ wood panel

Winter Birch (detail)

Winter Birch (detail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, there are a few smaller paintings left from ‘Snowscapes’, so contact me at rose.strang@gmail.com if you’re interested in any of these below. They range from £15 to £100 and I think they make lovely Christmas presents!..

North Wind (1) Mixed media on 11.5x6” wood panel

North Wind (1)
Mixed media on 11.5×6” wood panel

 

North Wind (2) Mixed media on 8x4.5” wood panel

North Wind (2)
Mixed media on 8×4.5” wood panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leith Shore. Mixed media on 9x9" wood panel

Leith Shore. Mixed media on 9×9″ wood panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birch, Sunset Mixed media on 8x5.5 wood panel

Birch, Sunset
Mixed media on 8×5.5 wood panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quayside Mills, Leith (1). Mixed media on 3x3" wood panel

Quayside Mills, Leith (1). Mixed media on 3×3″ wood panel

Rooftops. Mixed media on 3.5x3.5" wood

Rooftops. Mixed media on 3.5×3.5″ wood

Pine Tree and House'. Mixed media on 3x3" wood

Pine Tree and House’. Mixed media on 3×3″ wood

Rooftops 2. Mixed media on 3x3" wood

Rooftops 2. Mixed media on 3×3″ wood

Snowscapes – setting up

P1290652I’m just beginning to set up Snowscapes. That little table in the photo above should be the perfect place to sit and enjoy a glass of mulled wine while contemplating paintings!

My friend had the ingenious idea of making mulled wine in a slow cooker (in the gallery space) and I’m perfecting a recipe of a basic wine and spices syrup that can be added to each new batch of wine.

Below are a few of the paintings, one is new, and some have been worked on a bit more..

The exhibition opens tomorrow 8th Dec’ at 12 noon. It’s on the 8th, 9th and 10th, 12 noon to 8pm daily. At Gayfield Creative Spaces in Gayfield Square Edinburgh. I’ll be serving mulled wine every evening from 6pm

Also, I’m really delighted that Atzi Muramatsu will be creating a cello piece in response to the trilogy below. I’ll be making a short video of music/images and will post it here as soon as I’ve edited it in the next day or so.

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Snowscapes Day 6

Leith Shore. Mixed media on 9x9" wood panel

Leith Shore. Mixed media on 9×9″ wood panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s snowscapes including a view of Leith Shore looking quite Scandinavian, and various houses in the snow…

Lake. Mixed media on 3x3" wood

Lake. Mixed media on 3×3″ wood

Rooftops 2. Mixed media on 3x3" wood

Rooftops 2. Mixed media on 3×3″ wood

Winter House 2. Mixed media on 3x3" wood

Winter House 2. Mixed media on 3×3″ wood

 

Snowscapes

 

P1290652Below are all works to be included in the Snowscapes exhibition. Click on images for larger image. The photo on the left gives an idea of scale

 

 

 

 

 

'Edinburgh from Salisbury Crags'. Mixed media on 17x11" wood panel

Sold. ‘Edinburgh from Salisbury Crags’. Mixed media on 17×11″ wood panel

'Winter Birch'. Mixed media on 17x11" wood panel

‘Winter Birch’. Mixed media on 17×11″ wood pa

 

 

 

 

'North 3'. Mixed media on 20x112 wood panel

‘North 3’. Mixed media on 20×112 wood panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Wind (1) Mixed media on 11.5x6” wood panel

North Wind (1)
Mixed media on 11.5×6” wood panel

North Wind (2) Mixed media on 8x4.5” wood panel

North Wind (2)
Mixed media on 8×4.5” wood panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herald article on Art for Charity prints

Many thanks to Susan Swarbrick at the Herald for featuring the Art for Charity print project!

Article here – Artist gives back to landscapes that inspired her work

You can view and buy the prints here –  Buy Prints for Charities . 25% goes toward a landscape conservation charity or trust related to the landscape painted.