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.

Needing to work on a small drawing decided on sheep

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

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

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

Stone Painting
1  month into 2019 and I have 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.

Parrot in Profile
After enjoying my Parrots Paintings No 3 is underway

 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 .....

In Kirkby Stephen we have our "resident parrots". 
A unique feature I think to any Cumbrian town. 
After they've been very active,and I got some good photos, I've decided to paint them.

Holly Berries
One for my students ( and me ) to work on over the festive season.

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

CATching the Christams Tree

CATching the Christmas Tree
Idea for 2018 Christmas Card and art fairs

My Flowers
With a lovely summer we have an abundance of flowers

Highland Light 2

Highland Light 2
The 2nd of the Highland Light series.

Highland Light 1

Highland Light1
A visit to the Highlands in May 2018 gave me the opportunity to take some stunning photos
using the light from the late afternoon sun. 
I've started to think about a Highland Lights series based on these  photos. 
As I had a canvas prepared with a dark blue ground - I made a start.