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Browsing Archive: February, 2018

Three Hares One Moon

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, February 26, 2018, In : New Artwork 
Three Hares One Moon is complete.  Enjoyed creating this - may be the start of a new stylised hare series

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Storr, Sunset and Hares

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
After getting my photo edits complete, its time to turn my attention back to paintings.  Three have made some progress whilst others languish in the to do pile.  Here's the 3:
Storr has had a couple of restarts and now has a sky in place ready for the dramatic landscape:

Red Sunset has its sky in place also and have made a start on the groundwork.

And I'm experimenting with some stylised hares:

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Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, February 19, 2018, In : Photos 
I've made an effort over the weekend to view and edit the shots I've been taking around my home area of the Eden Valley recently.  There are  now new pictures in the galleries of:


Kirkby Stephen



and a new gallery for Mayburgh Henge

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More Ullswater

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, February 16, 2018, In : My Cumbria 
Have had a couple of lovely days up at Ullswater for hubbys birthday.  Dinner Bed and Breakfast by the lake side with some bracing walks along the shoreline.  Took along my bridge camera and wasn't disappointed by the changing weather conditions.

From Aira past Glencoyne day 1

and Patterdale day 2

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More CATs

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, In : New Artwork 
Have been working on the CATching comets quartet for the 20x20cm  March exhibition in the Taint Modern Gallery and some more CATching stones to fill the spaces in the EVAN gallery at Penrith.  

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Snow on the tops

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, February 9, 2018, In : My Cumbria 
Enjoyed seeing the snow on the top of the fells and pennines on todays meander around Kirkby Stephen:

Liked the contrast of the snow against the sunlit fells from the viaduct walk.

Darks and lights on the top of the Pennines from the Viaduct 

Sunlit walls and barn with long shadows and the snowy Pennines in the background as we left Hartley heading back to Kirkby Stephen.
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Small Artworks

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, February 3, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
I finished my 3 small beadnell beach pictures and won't be framing these as they're too small to achieve what I wanted to with them.  So they will used as reference / studies for larger pictures as I still like the concept. More consistency of colour needs to be achieved with larger pieces.

I have also got 4 new small artworks underway for a 20x20cm / 8x8 inch exhibition starting at the end of February.  My CATching series continues with CATching the Comets - here's where they're at.

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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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