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Browsing Archive: June, 2018

One give up, One changed and One new

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
I finally gave up on my Harbour Dusk when things went from bad to worse.  

My Highland lights 1 is going through significant change with the addition of a harbour to fill in the gap at the right.

I've some beautiful flowers in my garden pots so some small pastels of my flowers are underway.

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Painting Parrots

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
Inspired by the resident Kirkby Stephen parrots, after getting some decent photos, here's the start of a couple of new artworks - parrots.

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Southern Ullswater

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, June 18, 2018, In : My Cumbria 
Southern Ullswater was simply stunning today.


Across the lake to Glenridding

Glenridding Pier
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In Progress

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, June 18, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
I've 2 artworks in progress that I've actually managed to do some work on.  One is going well:

Highland Lights 1 - Burghead beach ( although we have had a moon incident )

and the other Harbour Dusk is becoming very laboured as I'm not achieving what I have in mind.

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Nateby Circular

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, June 16, 2018, In : My Cumbria 
After a busy day at T'aint Modern I decided to stretch my legs and do what I call the Nateby circular.  It was the type of picture perfect day with sun breaking through a few clouds to light up the landscape.

Heading up to Wharton Hall - view over the stone walls to the fells

Turn left at the Wharton Oak and head across the fields to Nateby - here's the view looking back to the oak.

Down the path behind the Nateby Inn ( I think this is my favourite picture today )

And almost home passing the barn...
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Colourful Day

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, June 9, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
Spent yesterday manning the EVAN gallery in Penrith - changed over the pictures I have in there, so here's what's going on display for the next few weeks ( flowers were requested )
On returning home I did some printing of new pictures for the T'aint Modern in Kirkby Stephen to replace recent sales.

During which some colourful visitors arrived.

Once properly edited maybe some more printing required.
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Grange, Gosling, Gardens, Sizergh & Signets

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, In : My Cumbria 
This morning saw us heading for the South Lakes as we took the car in for a service.  We decided to make the most of the day by visiting Grange over Sands where the flora was looking lovely:

and much to my delight we met this little gosling ( cuteness overload )

Then onto Sizergh Castle for more garden loveliness

and more cuteness overload with 9 signets on the lake

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A wander around Ravenstondale

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, June 3, 2018, In : My Cumbria 
In case anyone has missed me blogging - well  I've been off line for a few days when my laptop gave up on me last weekend.  I'm pleased to report that, with the purchase of a new laptop, I'm now fully operational and playing catch up in the things I haven't been able to do over the last few days.  However this afternoon took some time out for a meander around Ravenstondale taking in the flora along Scandal Beck where everything was green and lush.

And this bee seemed to be dozing on the flower...
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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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