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.

Red Sunset
In the mood for dramatic skies have decided to do this one in pastel.

Three Hares One Moon
One from the imagination so no reference shot.

 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.

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.

CATching Stones

  CATching Stones 
Had these stones for about 2 years - when inspiration struck.

 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

Fire in the sku

 Amber Sunset
Started as a demo piece at a show and finished on attempt no 3.

 Bamburgh Sunrise
On holiday woke early to find an orange sky and the sun not risen.
Grabbed my camera and set off towards the sea. 
I felt suitably rewarded when I saw the sun peek over the horizon.