A lovely surprise to see these paintings in the window at @_eionstewartfineart_ . “Waiting in the Warm Shallows” is the larger painting, memories of those special days when the sea gently laps onto the the sand led by a narrow line of foam and bare feet can enjoy unexpected warmth. Sometimes it’s good to take your shoes off, even in the North East 😊
“There will be Light” a small 20x20cm influenced by my slight obsession of finding light on the horizon. The recent DAS Open Studios coincided with finishing a group of paintings and I’m now starting to think about the next few months and new work. A few ideas swirling around and think I’ll order a batch of these small canvases and play, then see what surfaces. Always an odd feeling when I finish a group of work, anyone have a name for it?
A huge thank you to all of you who made it along to our Open Studios weekend at @deemouthartiststudios. It was such a lovely weekend and so nice to have you visit my studio. I really appreciated all the encouraging chats and feel energised to keep going on this painting journey. Day off first though 😊 A pic of some of the DAS gang before we headed home last night.
OPEN STUDIOS @deemouthartiststudios from 10-4 today and tomorrow (7th and 8th of May). 20 artists and makers opening the door to their creative space. A quick scoot around my studio after setting up yesterday. Hope to see some of you soon. The red carpet is out 😀
Surface tour. Varnishing today getting a few pieces ready for our open studios weekend. There was something meditative about exploring the marks when pulling the varnish brush across the painting, so thought I’d share and spread the Zen-ness. Is that a word? 😊
Some nice coastal textures building up on this one. Time to step back for the day before the tide (or tired!) comes in and washes it away. This time next week I’ll have visitors in my studio! DAS open studio weekend is only a week away. @deemouthartiststudios
Morning coffee and contemplation. Looking at some of the paintings ready to be framed for a mini exhibition of new work at @deemouthartiststudios Spring Open Studios weekend on 7th and 8th of May. There will be lots to see with 20 residents opening their studio doors.
Different kind of painting at the weekend. Painting over the wooden struts on my painting wall getting ready for DAS Spring Open Studios weekend @deemouthartiststudios (7th and 8th May). Second pic is me trying it out this morning with some paintings and work ion progress.