Our dear and much loved dad (Malcolm Strang) passed away on Monday 18th April after a year-long struggle with illness.
I will take a break from painting for a short while, but will return to it very soon, with much inspiration.
Dad loved nature, getting out into the countryside, cooking on an open fire, canoeing and exploring. He and mum have been taking us for outdoor adventures since we were babies.
I’ve posted some photos (below) of dad in his favourite places, which feature in many of my paintings.
He was much loved by many, many people and will be very much missed.
Family picnic at the Tweed
Dad and me at the Tweed (not shooting animals!)
At North Berwick
At North Berwick Harbour
Mum and dad at North Berwick
In his younger days, at North Berwick
Our last big walk, in June last year – we found a beautiful view of the silvery Tweed, behind Neidpath Castle. Dad’s just turned round to give me a smile.
I acquired a few smaller canvases this weekend so decided to experiment today.
The painting on wood is on top of a painting of Moffat from last year which I didn’t like so ended up using as a pallete (why waste all those interesting colours I thought) so I’ve just enhanced it.
I’m quite happy with the mood of the larger square work – a sort of ‘gloaming’ or half light. They could all do with a bit more definition though so I’ll work on them tomorrow.
I can see various ideas emerging from the painting in the middle so will have a think..