It really has been a very, very busy couple of months and trying to balance painting and everyday life has been quite a challenge.
My last blog post was about the exhibition at the wonderful Skyeworks Gallery and since then, I’ve completed several paintings for a month-long exhibition at the GALE Centre in Gairloch.
I’ve also attended an amazing, inspiring three day botanical art course with two wonderful artists Jacqui Pestell and Sarah Rogers both of whom are tutors at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. It’s a totally new way of painting for me, and it was very much an introduction course, I have a LOT to learn. However, I did enjoy it, even if it is a pretty different way of painting from my usual work, a lot to think about.
I’ve also been working away in my garden, my new greenhouse has arrived and (just!) needs assembling. I’ve been sketching the changes in my garden for some time, I’ll share them in a future post. It’ll be interesting to see how different my new sketches might be from the ones I did last year before my alla prima oil course, and the recent watercolour course at Inverewe.
I’ll post more about it soon.
I have work to varnish and frame, for Carron Restaurant‘s oyster festival this weekend, oh, and they also all need a bit of ‘bling’ to finish them.
Meanwhile, I’ve brought a wee Hellebore plant that I bought at Inverewe Gardens last weekend, along to Lochcarron Gallery with me, to keep me busy sketching this afternoon.