Margaret Shaw - Blog

Christmas CATching Stones

November 18, 2018
I've finished 3 new CATching Stones with a Christmas theme.

£15.00 per stone includes custom made stand- you can buy from here

CATs and Flowers in progress

November 16, 2018
My CATching the Church Lights has been acryliced after the watercolour washes didn't go well.

My Iris is almost complete - much happier with this than the initial version

And a new batch of CATching stones are underway with a distinctly Christmas theme,

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CATching the Light String

November 13, 2018
CATching the Light String is finished after a change from watercolours to acrylics

For sale £50.

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North East Break

November 8, 2018
Have had few days on the North East Coast staying in Beadnell.  Lots of long walks on the almost deserted beaches have been enjoyed.  However the cloudy weather has restricted photo opportunities.  Here's a few I did get yesterday and today.



Bamburgh Castle
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After Van Gough

November 2, 2018
I organised a workshop for the art group yesterday to study the trees of Van Gough.  We all took in 3 examples of his trees we particularly liked.  The afternoon started with a discussion about the pictures we'd selected and then we had a go " in the style of".  I have to admit that my own reference for in the style of was not a success and hit the bin late yesterday.  This morning I decided to have a go at one of the pictures I liked.  Here's my interpretation of wheatfield with cypress tree...
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Masking Fluid issues.

October 30, 2018
I made a start on the painting of the latest CATching pictures.  Using watercolours and wanting to keep areas white, I used masking fluid - which seems to have allowed paint to seep.  There'll be a bit of repair work to so at the details stages.

Here's where CATching the Church Lights is at

Here's where CATching the Light String is at
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Pooley Bridge Pictures

October 23, 2018
Took our friends up to Ullswater to enjoy the walk along the lake shore from Pooley Bridge.  What a treat we encountered as the sun started to set.

More photos in the Pooley Bridge Photo Gallery
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Photo Edit instead of Prom Art

October 21, 2018
Set off early this morning for Prom Art to find rainy and misty conditions at Grange over Sands ( always a risk when exhibiting outdoors ).  As my artwork is mainly paper based I decided not to risk it and headed back towards home.  Instead I've spent the day on photo edit catch up including some shots I took earlier this week at Pooley Bridge.  You can view them fully on the Ullswater Page.

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More CATs

October 19, 2018
After enjoying CATching the Christmas Tree, another 2 of the CATching series are underway:
CATching the Church Lights

CATching the Light String

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CATching Christmas Tree Complete

October 17, 2018
Here's the latest painting - CATching the Christmas Tree.  Mixed Media with bead collage.  You can buy the original from here and limited prints are available from here.

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About my Blog

Margaret Shaw My blog summarises my life as an artist. It's a bit like a diary: New artworks completed. Artworks in Progress. Photos I've taken. Things that inspire me. Where I'm exhibiting. Things I've learnt. And anything else that I think blogworthy.
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