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.

Storr ( Isle of Skye )
Taken one holiday, sketched and re-visited 3 years later.

 Beadnell Beach
I took these 3 photos on a fine but cool day on Beadnell Beach.
Decided that they may make a good triptych

 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 .....

I started this as an exercise with my new pastel pencils. 
I'd found some instructions on the internet but decided I'd use my own reference photo.

 Harbour Dusk
I encountered this stunning image whilst on holiday on the Moray Firth.  A wonderful place for sunsets and dusk.

Red Fell

Red Sunset
In the mood for dramatic skies did this one in pastel.


After completing my hares painting - I decided to transfer the idea to some stones
along with a few more cats and then there was a christening gift to make.
This is becoming an ongoing project.

Three Hares One Moon

Three Hares One Moon
One from the imagination.

CATching Comets

CATching Comets
4 small artworks for 20x20cm / 8x8 inches exhibition

November - and my thoughts turned to Poppies ( and my Dad who fought in the 2nd world war )

 CATching the Harbour Light
I like the quirkiness of this small lighthouse on the harbours edge.
With a few cats added created even more quirkiness.

 Red Admiral 
Loved the colours, light and vibrancy of a photo I took a couple of years ago

CATching the Shore Lights

 CATching the Shoreline
A few tweaks and this became another in the CATching series.
( With a title tweak at the end to a revised title of CATching the Shore Lights )

CATching the Lamp Lights

 Catching the  Lamp Lights
A little imagination from a lamp lit lane has become a new addition to the CATching series

CATching the Twisty Tree
Had already used the tree as a model several times, with less colour and the addition of a few cats
- another for the CATching series.

CATching the Gap in the Wall

 CATching the Gap in the Wall
From a quite moody photo, a painting added to the CATching series