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… and another one from day 3

East coast of Harris, ink and acrylic on 8.5″ wood block

A quick 20 minute painting just to explore shades for the aquatint etching class I’ll be attending on the 27th May at the excellent Printmaker’s Workshop in Edinburgh.

I’m painting these small ones really quickly as it helps capture the energy of a place when you’re there, then I’ll choose the best ones for bigger paintings.

I love driving along the single-track roads in the west of Scotland (well, it was my friend Donald driving!) so here’s a video I took, showing the wonderful shoreline along the coast of Harris …

 

Hebrides Prints for sale

'Leaving Ullapool 2'. Mixed media on 5x5" wood

‘Leaving Ullapool 2’. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood

In May this year I’ll be returning to Harris on the outer Hebrides for a brief trip and to 20160920_093106inspire a new series of paintings for this year’s summer exhibition (Whitespace Gallery, Howe St Edinburgh, 30th June to 30th July). I’ll be staying in the yurt, where I painted the Harris sea loch paintings below in September last year. I’m looking forward to seeing how the colours have changed in early summer.

There are 10×10 inch and 20×20 inch limited edition prints available of the following, each in editions of 25, signed and numbered. (All originals have sold). Email me at rose.strang@gmail.com for details:

 

 

Hebrides 11

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Liceasto 4 (Harris)’. Mixed media on 10×10″ wood

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‘Liceasto 3 (Harris). Mixed media on 10×10″ wood

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‘Leaving Ullapool’. Mixed media on 20×16″ canvas

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‘Liceasto (Harris)’. Mixed media on 20×16″ canvas

Today’s paintings –  a couple of very quick paintings on canvas at 20×16 inches, also two more works on 10×10 inch wood, adding to the Harris and Lewis series. There’s a definite palette and mood emerging – white, green, rust, black and blue…

The diffuse light effect is mostly gesso layers on top of dry paint – it’s usually used as a base, but it’s less opaque than titanium white and I’ve always liked the atmospheric effects, along with thick paint applied with palette knife and salt which gives gritty highlights.

I’m really tempted to publish one of Louise Palfreyman’s poems here to illustrate how well these all work together, but I’ll wait until I’ve edited the video, and Atzi Muramatsu has responded musically (though Louise might publish on her own blog – viewable Here)