Last day of North East Open Studios today. It’s been great sharing finished paintings but I’ve equally enjoyed talking about materials, ideas and the joy of being creative. I hope some of the chats have inspired others to start or continue their own creative journey. Thanks so much to everyone who have joined Elaine and I on this part of our journey.
Had the loveliest day today with our NEOS visitors. This pic is from early this morning when I had a quiet moment before the doors opened. I always enjoy the morning sun in this spot. It’s interesting how different paintings can look at different times of the day. Looking forward to the weekend ahead, doors open again tomorrow from 10am. Lots of other artists and makers open their doors tomorrow too. Check out the North East Open Studios website.
I’ve had a few requests for a slightly slower version of the quick zoom around video from a couple of days ago. So here’s a wee tour of one of the walls from our NEOS2021 set up. You can check out all the venues on the North East Open Studios website, so many walls, studios and workbenches to see until 19th Sept.
Having a quiet moment in between NEOS visitors and sitting in the room with Elaine’s work. There is one piece that especially catches my eye. It’s titled ‘Stay in the Present’, something I often have to remind myself to do.
It’s amazing to see a series of work hanging together and I love this wall with some of Elaine’s paintings, but at the same time it’s nice to have time with each piece.
Thought I’d share a pic of the wall and some close ups of this special painting.
NEOS is on throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire until Sunday 19th Sept hope you get a chance to visit some of the fab artists and makers taking part.
We’ve had a great first NEOS weekend at Prospect Terrace in Aberdeen. So lovely to meet and chat to our many visitors. Here’s a flavour of what there is to see. NEOS is on until the 19th, you can check my website or DM me for times. #neos2021 #yellowsigns #openstudios #painting #artexhibition #visitabdn #connectedartistclub...
Step 1, blank walls ready to hang new work for North East Open Studios. Hope they look a bit more interesting by Saturday. Looks very organised, doesn’t it? Should have turned the camera in the opposite direction for a true picture. Hope all fellow NEOSers have a good week getting ready.
The countdown is on. Next Saturday; 11th Sept, Elaine and I will be opening the door to welcome visitors at Prospect Terrace for our first day of North East Open Studios. We’re so looking forward to being part of this fab event. More details on valthomson.com