Thursday, 2 April 2009

Blue Wednesday - WIP

I hadn't been painting for a couple of days, which made me slightly twitchy. Even a short break like that makes it hard for me to get back at it. When I start, I don't want to stop, when I stop, I don't want to start..

Anyway, A few rather blue paintings inspired by our trip to Cramond on Tuesday night in our brand new shiny car. Playing about with the manual settings on my camera gave me some interestingly confused light results, of white skies at sunset.

Granton gas works has always been a wee bit of an obsession with me - I first painted it as part of a student project back in 1997. This is an as yet unfinished romanticised view of it - but it does look romantic fading into the sky from Cramond.

The causeway out to the island is one I've photographed many times, but never painted. It didn't seem to suit the watercolour style I used to use. But I think it's been a bit more successful with a slightly dynamic perspective.

Finally, there's a slightly more abstract piece with the edge of the cause way and one of the high tide markers. There are things I like about this, and things I don't... I'll leave it for a few days and see If I want to change anything.

Now I'm off to the job centre. Hmm. We'll see what that brings. For the rest of the week, I'm going to be concentrating on pulling a couple of pieces together for the RSA (Royal Scottish Academy) open exhibition. I doubt I'm ready for that, or that my pieces will be accepted, but if you don't try you don't get, I guess.


  1. I love these new paintings.

  2. Thanks, Nic. It's great to get feedback :)