Margaret Shaw - Artwork In Progress

These pages show some my artworks in progress. 
As works progress, new ones will be added and older ones deleted.
I hope you enjoy seeing my approach to each piece.
Click on the title of the work to see the progress images and description.

The Race
Took this delightful photo which is a little blurred so instead of a photo print a painting is underway.

Been thinking about a painting of Smardale but didn't have a reference photo
until Phil gave me permission to use one of his

Pendragon Castle
Another scene of local interest.

Sunset Sea Grasses
Inspired from a trip to the Northumberland Coast.

Highland Light 4
From one of my many trips to the Moray Firth

Moody Blues 2
The second of a pair ( because this photo didn't print well either )

Visited this place, decided to paint it and have booked a holiday there.

Moody Blues 1
The first of a pair of artworks ( because the photo didn't print well )

Needing to work on a small drawing decided on sheep

Highland Light 3 - Portknockie Harbour
Portknockie harbour hosts some stunning sunsets - this is the beginning of one of them.

Herdy Portrait

Herdy Portrait
Another small one for taking along to the art group

Stone Painting
1  month into 2019 and I had the urge to paint some new stones

Wharton Sunset
Combining 2 photos to create a sunset over the Wharton Landscape -
just about 15 mins walk from my Kirkby Stephen home.

Ullswater Yacht
Having taken this sunset, I couldn't use the image as a for sale photo due to the sun spots on the lens. 
Instead have decided to make this into a painting.

 From Strandshag Bay 
Strandshag Bay lies near the head of Derwent Water. 
I enjoy the moodiness of the winter scenes up there and this shot was taken back in February 2015. 
I have a long thin canvas that has been waiting for a picture .....

CATching the Church Lights
Always on the lookout for lamps pictures to add to the CATching series
I thought this picture of St Owalds held some potential.

CATChing the Light String
Re-utilising a previously used photo for inspiration I imagineda string of lights between the lamps