Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Open Studio Wednesday 1-5pm 28th May!!!



My studio will be open again tomorrow, Wednesday 28th May 1-5pm! 14 Stirling Crescent, Kirkcudbright DG6 4EZ? The kettle is always on, come see the art, come see the artist, relax a while in the garden!
This is my printing area, I am wrestling with new printing paper....
My oils are out on display, all for sale.....
Cards for sale too......
My pallete is set up all ready to go....
I still have to choose my still life subjects from my collection...
Eenny, meeny, what is it to be.....come along and find out!
Follow the sign for the golf course, near St Mary Service Station, Kirkcudbright, go all the way up hill past the golf course entrance, Stirling Crescent is on your left, golf course on your right. My open studio banner will be on the gate!



Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Pickup Point

I love this little pickup truck. My friend's Dad had one in the 70s, he carried all manner of things in the back, including us! Wouldn't be allowed today!

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/margaret-milligan/pickup-point/232650

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Fab Workshop



What a fabulous day I have had with 7 artist friends! Michael Clark a wonderful artist from Ayr, came down to Ringford Hall to hold a one day workshop!

The subject was a flower still life, which, of course, was right up my street! 
We were working in acrylics - I have only ever used acrylic to tint my gesso to prime my boards so I was out of my comfort zone!
I am a convert and will definately use them on a regular basis!
Guess who was in charge of lunch?

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Lino trees

What a great day we had at Clare Melinski's linocutting workshop! She is so encouraging, when you think you've messed it up but helps us find a way round it and we find ourselves on a different route and it all works out in the end!


I started with two sketches from my Glebe sketching afternoon and built up from there
Finally I took a piece of fabric and and using the two lino blocks, completed my design. What a fun day!

Friday, 2 May 2014

The Boss

I have been struggling with a larger painting of blown bicolour tulips! Anyone who knows me, knows I love painting tulips but these are looking as laboured as they felt painting them! So I decided I needed some light relief.
This is the boss of our house, B has her ruined! I may spoil her a teeny bit. She is sitting on her ( yes "her" ) chair, looking thoroughly dejected, waiting on her supper...
She's thinking, maybe they will feed me early if I keep this look up!