Margaret Shaw - Blog

Just one shot

January 20, 2018
After a quite a busy day in T'aint Modern gallery, on the walk home, the sun was highlighting the snow on the top of the fells.  Of course by the time I had got home, changed into waking boots and put on a few extra layers, the sun had dropped so the sparking hills I was anticipating weren't any longer there.  I did however get one composition I liked and with a little tweaking in my newly acquired photoshop software, I quite like what I got.


Frustration is.....................

January 18, 2018
I decided that with a couple of quiet days I'd have a sort out of pics and put these to one side.  Some are going to be scrapped, some re-framed and there's a bit of printing to do. 

I then get a very polite email from a gentleman who tells me that Aria falls is in fact Aira Falls - Oops!! So then there's some work to sort out the web site - which took some time but at least now is almost done. Reason almost done -  the site navigation fails and I can't rename some of pages as I'm not able to...
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CATching in Penrith

January 14, 2018
We're having a re-fresh of work in the EVAN Gallery today.  As my CATChing stones have proved popular with the EVAN clients

 (these ones have all sold but there are more available)

I'm taking along 2 original CATching paintings for show

a few prints

and cards.

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Beadnell Triptych Progress

January 10, 2018
I'm doing a trio of small, pastel beach paintings from my recent trip to the Northumberland Coast.
Beadnell Beach 1 is finished

Beadnell Beach 2 has the sky started ( with more work to be done on blending and highlighting the sky )

Beadnell Beach 3 is at the drawing stage.

You can see more of the progress info here.
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Northumberland Coast

January 8, 2018
I've completed the edit of the pictures I took on the Northumberland coast back at the start of December.  I think the atmospheric shot I got of Dunstanburgh castle from Beadnell harbour is possibly my favourite.

You can see the rest in the Coastal photo gallery.
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Poppies Completed

January 5, 2018
After sitting in the "is it done pile" for a week or so, I decided "yes" and so mounted and framed my poppies.

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Happy New Year.

January 1, 2018
In case any regular reader wonders why I've not posted - well - I've been a poorly with flu for a few weeks over the festive season.  I'm getting back to normal and in between coughing have done a bit of work on this web site - updating the text so that links all work well, new avatar for 2018 and new web header.
Here's wishing everyone a happy new year.

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Glencoyne Pinks

December 16, 2017
Title says it all.

Available to buy as A4, 16x12 and 20x16 limited prints
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Pastel Pieces in Progress

December 13, 2017
Have done some more work on my pastel poppies:

and made a start on a triptych of Beadnell Beach

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More CATching Stones

December 8, 2017
Decided to use the last of my stones and paint some more CATs
Here's the last batch

Hubby has been making stands for them

They're off to Rheged Art Fair tomorrow
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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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