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Browsing Archive: May, 2018

Highland Lights 2

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, May 25, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
Quite excited by the Highland Light idea - no 2 is at the design / composition stage.

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Scissors to the Harbour

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, May 24, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
My rescue attempt did not go well with my harbour scene.  After I found that soft pastels did not go well over water soluble pastel, I had a play with some mounts and quite like the end composition (rather smaller than originally planned).  The scissors soon cut away the bits I didn't like.

Jury is still out on this - maybe a restart with this composition.
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Harbour and Highland Lights - works in progress

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, In : What I'm working on 
My Harbour Dusk has taken a turn for the worse as I've overworked the sea and the sky whilst experimenting with Derwent Art Bars.  I'm at the "take some drastic action" stage before I consign this to the bin so can feel a pastel attack coming on.

Ever the optimist and enjoying my highland blues and lights ( after a trip to the Isle of Skye and Moray firth ) I've made a start on what I hope will be the first of a series of Highland Lights with a painting of Burghead Beach in the late afternoon....
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Last Night on the Moray Firth

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, May 19, 2018, In : Photos 
Our last evening on the Moray Firth was rather nice.

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Leaving the Moray Firth

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, May 18, 2018, In : Photos 
Fabulous day at Spey Bay and now getting ready to head for home.  Have had a wonderful week on this stunning coastline and we will be back soon.

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Coast, Dolphins and Sunset

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, May 14, 2018, In : Photos 
A beautiful day yesterday on the Moray Firth.

Fabulos walking on the coast path

Spotted the Moray Firth Dolphins

And ended the day with another stunning sunset.

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Highland Lights

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, May 13, 2018, In : Photos 
I've experienced some beautiful light in the Highlands over the past 2 evenings.

Farewell from Staffin

And hello at Burghead

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Paint Playtime

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, May 11, 2018, In : sketching 
Have spent some time this week playing with paint.  It's been awhile since I used my inktense pencils so did a small picture of Staffin Beach with them.

When I spotted the work of Jay Nottingham in a gallery in Portree I thought I'd have a go.  This time I got out the watersoluble pastels.  Jays works in oils so my attempt wasn't likely to be very successful.  May have another go "in the syle of" using acrylics.

I spent an afternoon with Marion Body Evans and had the opportunity to play with Da...
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Isle of Skye

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, May 10, 2018, In : Photos 
On the Isle of Skye this week.  Have only managed a few pics as the weather hasn't been kind.

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Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, In : New Artwork 
My pastel painting of Storr on the Isle of Skye is finished and framed.

For sale from my Landscape Painting Gallery.

You can see the work in progress from a sketch to the finished article here.
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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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