Today’s paintings of the Isle of Harris.
Here’s a map (if you find this interesting!) showing the areas in these paintings…
Today’s paintings of the Isle of Harris for the upcoming exhibition on the 14th July at Whitespace Gallery
Today’s attempts to paint the wonderful Isle of Harris. I’m happy with the looseness of Scadabay Houses.
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.
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 –
Most of Auerbach’s works are portraits, but here’s a landscape example below –
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!