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Harris paintings day 3

Croft at Geocrab Bay, Isle of Harris. Mixed media on 6.5×5″ wood bloack

Traigh an Taoibh Thuath, Isle of Harris. Mixed media on 8×5″ wood block

Loch near Beacravik, Isle of Harris. Mixed media on 6.5×5″ wood block

Rodel Bay, Isle of Harris. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood block

Today’s paintings of the Isle of Harris.

Here’s a map (if you find this interesting!) showing the areas in these paintings…

 

Harris paintings day 1

Geocrab Lochan Isle of Harris, East Coast. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood block

Today’s attempts to paint the wonderful Isle of Harris. I’m happy with the looseness of Scadabay Houses.

Houses at Scarasta, Isle of Harris, West Coast. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood block

Scadabay, Isle of Harris. East Coast. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sideways view..

I’ll be painting around ten of these 5×5 inch works and around twenty at 10×10 inches on wood. The series will be on exhibition this summer from the 14th to the 20th of July at Whitespace Gallery.

Hebrides 13

p1120455 p1120459 p1120457 p1120460Today’s paintings in progress, of the Isle of Harris.

I was ‘channeling’ Frank Auerbach a bit on the very textured paintings (at least in terms of impasto paint application if not talent!) A camera tends to flatten out texture, so I’ve taken one sideways to show the thick layers –

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Most of Auerbach’s works are portraits, but here’s a landscape example below –

8337bb8ad63bc18a486022af6e73d34eI remember gazing in fascination at one of his thickly textured portraits at Inverleith House Art Gallery in Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens as a teenager.

As with many others I was shocked to hear the recent announcement that the gallery will be closed due to funding cuts. Arts critic Joyce MacMillan began a petition online (link below) which you can sign to show your support for the gallery to remain open. I remain hopeful!

Link here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/prevent-the-closure-of-inverleith-house-edinburgh-as-a-public-art-space