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.

Ullswater Yachts
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.

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

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.

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.

 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.


An ongoing project - latest stones - Christmas Cats

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.


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

Red Fell

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

Three Hares One Moon

Three Hares One Moon
One from the imagination.

CATching Comets

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