50 Paintings of Eigg Series No.s 36 and 37

Eigg Series No. 36. Acrylic on 5x5" wood

Eigg Series No. 36. Acrylic on 5×5″ wood

Eigg Series No. 37. Acrylic on 5x5" wood

Eigg Series No. 37. Acrylic on 5×5″ wood

P1110465 P1110464Today’s paintings; a view of Eigg’s Sgurr from the shore and a sunny view of the cliffs of Cleadale



I can’t quite believe I’m nearly at Number 40. – I’m going to miss this daily painting after the 29th, which is actually Thursday next week!

As mentioned there are two exhibitions coming up, these are;

June 22st to July 26th, Gallery Ten, Stafford Street, Edinburgh (The West Coast and Beyond – group exhibition)

July 17th to July 23rd, Whitespace Gallery, 25 Howe Street, Edinburgh. ( Eigg Island – solo exhibition, Rose Strang)

You are all of course most welcome to attend the previews. Though I enjoy the process of blogging, there’s no substitute for paintings in situ, and there’s always that nerve-wracking moment when you see your work installed in a public space so I feel I’m psyching myself up for the next stage now..

For the first exhibition at Gallery Ten in Stafford Street it’s a mixed show. I’ll be creating two 10×10” paintings on wood and around four at 5×5”. It’s a lovely gallery with an excellent collection of rare contemporary prints, ceramics and paintings.

For the Whitespace (another lovely space – a Georgian former house in the New Town) I’m working on two 40x 30 inch canvases and around four canvases at 20×15”. It’s going to be a challenge after a month of working at 5×5, but I’ve bought the canvases and they’re sitting in my studio saying ‘paint me’ so there’s no going back!

One thing is for sure though, these small paintings of Eigg have been a delight to paint, and the techniques and views I’ve explored here will definitely be developed onto canvas.

I’ll be posting full details and links to exhibitions of exhibitions with maps and directions in the next week or so

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