There’s a weird little group of paintings appearing this week with a hint of a dwelling close to the edge. Can you see it? It’s a subject I’ve been drawn to before but in a more representational way. Maybe an idea thats discarded next week or maybe not. We’ll see.
It’s been a bit of a struggle finding my feet with painting after having a break away. I think it’s can be this way when you’re starting new work, it just takes time to evolve. Spending time with this one today, thinking of a favourite place where the sea meets the land, knowing it’s going to change quickly as the tide comes in. Nothing stays the same.
Feet up for some coffee and contemplation. Feels so good to be back painting this week and getting some new work on the go. Looking at a couple of these, spending time away beside a still Scottish Loch has obviously seeped through. Early stages so it may all change.
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? 😊