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‘Moonscapes: Isle of Harris’ launch

Last night’s launch of Moonscapes: Isle of Harris was a great sucess and most enjoyable. There was a good mix of people, familiar faces and new – many interesting conversations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Strang, photo Maria Doherty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atzi Muramatsu’s performance was magical as always. I will be posting the videos here soon. His response to Harris Moon 4 was suitably sombre and dramatic; it’s quite a dark, stormy and mysterious piece, but my favourite was probably the piece he played in response to a series of smaller works, it was evocative of being on Harris, driving along the winding coast roads watching the landscape unfold in shimmering light.

Atzi Muramatsu, photo Sarah Bader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Edinburgh organisor of Pecha Kucha, Gordon Duffy, enjoyed the combination of music and paintings and has invited us to present our work at the next Pecha Kucha on the 27th of July, which will be a pleasure (all info on the ‘Pecha Kucha’ link above). I’ll post more about that in a few days.

I’ll be in the Whitespace gallery every day from 12 noon to 6:30pm until Thursday, so if you are in Edinburgh drop in for coffee and a chat! (map and directions etc Here)

Many thanks to Catherine Strang for hosting and sales, to Donald Ferguson for helping with set up (and for his excellent company on the trip to Harris earlier this year) and to Atzi for another excellent performance – this is our fifth year of collaboration and friendship and as Atzi said last night ‘it gets better and better’. Also thanks to Leigh Chorlton (artist and manager of Whitespace) for his friendly support, it’s a lovely space and a delight to show there!

Harris paintings day 10

‘Tràigh na Buirgh, Harris’. Mixed media on 9.5×9.5″ wood pane

Just one painting today as I’m geting on with the marketing and publicity, with just under a month to the exhibition.

Also I have a new flat to decorate – I’ll post more about that in a few weeks as it will also be a studio and occassional gallery space, quite excited about it!

Harris day 7

‘Harris Twilight’. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood block

‘Luskintir Sea, Harris’. Mixed meda on 9.5×9.5″ wood panel

Today’s paintings of Harris for exhibition at the Whitespace Gallery from 14th to 20th July.

I’m quite happy with these today – it’s going in a more atmospheric direction and avoiding the picture postcard look that’s too easy to fall into when painting the west coast beaches.

I’ll paint a 30×30 inch version of this, and several more paintings at 10×10 inches, then I’ll be just about ready for exhibition in a month.

Isle of Harris paintings

 

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)