Saturday, 30 August 2014

30th August Sketchbook Saturday

Broughton House Garden Kirkcudbright, this morning!
We were so so lucky with the weather for our Sketchbook Saturday!
Well done to all who came along, great work, see you next month!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Saturday 30th August Sketchbook Saturday

Broughton house, Kirkcudbright 
Hopefully we will get out in the gardens again to sketch but should it be wet we will be sketching in Hornels gallery and studio! Either way we will have a great time!
Phone 01557 331313 to book a place or just for more info

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Last Day of Exhibition Monday

Glasgow Girls Exhibition Kirkcudbright 
Monday 25th August is the last day of this wonderful exhibition.
I have been lucky enough to have had my work displayed on the main stairwell, heading into the main exhibition, please stop and have a look, further work can be seen at my studio, open this coming Wednesday 1-5pm

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Hard at Work

I'm hard at work producing paintings for the Whitehouse Gallery's Xmas exhibition, trying to get going with the flowers available at this time of year. Some from my garden, some from Val and Joe Farrell's! The summer is disappearing fast, panic is setting in!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wednesday 13th August Open Studio 1-5pm

14 Stirling Crescent, Kirkcudbright DG6 4EZ
Come along for a look at the paintings, the studio and have a cuppa and a chat!

Directions - follow the sign for the Golf Course, near St Mary Service Station, go on to the top of the hill, past the entrance to the Golf Clubhouse, Stirling Crescent is on your left, the golf course on your right.
Look for the banner on the gate and my string of bunting! Plenty of parking across the road from the house.
The studio is situated at the bottom of the rear garden

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Hoots Man, the Travelling chickens are in Bonnie Scotland!

Ive waited a long time for my turn to have the chickens and then find I am up to my ears with our towns four day open studio event, followed by teaching a one day life drawing workshop,
My studio is now operational and finally got my painting done!

This is an exciting time in Scotland, we have just hosted the Commonwealth Games! It is also a time of division, as we prepare to vote in the referendum for Independance.
It is a huge deal for each one of us, here in Scotland, for or against....I am still deciding.......I find political speak difficult to understand....I'm hoping someone will speak up in a language I can understand!
Here, the chickens are having a heated discussion "yes" says little yellow chicken, "no" announces skinny blue bird.....see, they are just as confused as me!!!!

Actually the blue bird, I have just found out is a cockerel or rooster, as I went to pack him away, I found his "comb" in the bubble wrap!
So we have before and after shots! I quite liked the shaved look!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Beginners Life Drawing Workshop

Beginners Life Drawing Workshop
After a dodgy start to the day with a power cut at home just after I had washed my hair and had a quiche to cook for our workshop lunch, the day at Ringford went really well!
A lovely group of people who all produced great work! They worked in charcoal, pencil, water soluble pens and water soluble pencils, pastel, watercolour pencils....they worked at easels, standing, sitting with their boards on their knees, on the floor....they were game for anything and lunch wasn't half bad either! Our model for the day. Kat, was amazing, as always! X

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Last Day of our Art Trail

Day Four Kirkcudbright Art and Craft Trail 2014
Venue 68 14 Stirling Crescent
Id like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years by visiting, buying, partaking of a cream tea or two and of course for having a go at our Have a Go!
This has been our final trail at 14 Stirling Crescent. You have all been wonderful - we are not giving up on the Trail, you are not getting rid of us that easy, we will be somewhere down in the heart of the "toon" next year, hopefully - if Colin, Pauline and Vivien can squeeze us in!
I must also thank Caitlin our "Have a Go" Leader, who worked tirelessly over the four days, she's a star! Thank you to Lorna, my bestie friend, our Catering Manager, sales woman of the year!!
Thank you to my sidekicks, Lesley, Becky and Sadie, their work is just amazing!
We were so busy on the final day, tables and chairs had to be removed from the house into the garden!
We went out with a BANG! xxx
Don't forget you can visit my working studio the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 1-5pm August and September, it will not be clean or tidy but you will see how I work and enjoy a cuppa and chat!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Day Three Kirkcudbright Art and Craft Trail

Day Three Kirkcudbright Art and Craft Trail - Venue 68 - after being awakened by the battering rain and wind on the window, I didn't expect much for today's trail! This the best Sunday we have ever had on the trail! I ran out of chairs and tables for our cream teas. It was lovely to see a lot of locals today!
We obviously think our mutt Millie is super smart, she was all set to start her Have a Go project as you see by the photo! Then 16 month old grandson finished the day with a bit of beach art! We all treated ourselves to a cream tea at the end of the day!

Kirkcudbright Art and Trail Day One and Day Two

Day One - end of day one, what a busy day! Our kiddies Have a Go Beach Art was manic at one point! Scones all gone....sore feet.... Happy days!

Day Two - Venue 68 Kirkcudbright Art and Craft Trail - Thank you so much to everyone who braved the rain to visit the studio today, had a go at Have a Go Beach Art and enjoyed my Cream Teas. We never expected to be so busy! We got closed at 6pm! It was lovely to see you all! Xxx I'm getting better, I remembered to take more photos than yesterday!