Monthly Archives: November 2017

Upcoming exhibitions

Edinburgh Art Fair Private View (from EAF website link http://www.artedinburgh.com/image/44 )

I have a couple of exhibitions coming up ( info below) also new and various places where my artworks are currently available. I hope you’ll drop by if in Edinburgh or Glasgow …

17th to 19th November: Edinburgh Art Fair at the Corn Exchange. Link Here

The Edinburgh art fair is the largest yearly art fair outside of London and represents hundreds of galleries from across the UK. My work is represented  by the Limetree Gallery, which is at Stand 11. The private view of the art fair is on Thursday 16th Nov, tickets £12 available on the link above. From the 16th to 19th entry is £4 for one day, £5 for all three days and £3 for a group pass.

Works showing: ‘Hawk, River Tweed’. Canalscapes 3, 5, 6 and 4 (View on ‘Artworks’ page on menu above) You can view a video of the making of ‘Hawk’ Here.

26th to 3rd December, Winter Series, Open Studio. Link Here

This is a series of 12 paintings I’m currently creating in response to 12 pieces of music composed by cellist/composer Atzi Muramatsu with whom I’ve collaborated since 2013. Opening hours 12:30 to 6:30pm, all info on link above. This is a free exhibition. Also facebook event page Here

Artpistol, Glasgow. Link Here

The Artpistol Gallery opened in 2011 and shows contemporary art by emerging and established artists. Works can be bought at the gallery in Cresswell Lane, Glasgow, or online at the link above

Work showing in the gallery: ‘Nocturn 2’, ‘Nocturn 3’. Working showing/available on their website – ‘Harris Moon 4’. (View on ‘Artworks’ page on menu above)

Scottish Design Exchange, Edinburgh. Link Here

The Scottish Design Exchange is a not-for-profit gallery which aims to support and promote Scotland’s arts community.

Works showing: Paintings from the ‘Moonscapes’ series of the Isle of Harris in the Scottish Hebrides. (View on ‘Artworks’ page on menu above)

Portrait. In December I’ll be completing my portrait of Richard Demarco, which I’m gifting to the Demarco Archives. More info Here

Online galleries. My works are also available on two online arts websites –

Saatchi https://www.saatchiart.com/rosestrangart

Artfinder https://www.artfinder.com/rose-strang#/

That’s it for now!

A day of photos

I’m waiting for a new batch of paint to arrive for the winter series I’m working on, which is proving a challenge! Each piece of music by Atzi Muramatsu is distinct so it’s not like painting a landscape series where I usually do variations. In other words each painting has an entirely new theme.

Yesterday evening Atzi came round to practice cello in the studio space, so I took some photos (below), which led to an idea for one of the paintings in response to a very Baroque-style piece of music. I’m being a bit literal, with a painting in the style of Vermeer (well, an attempt). So today I was experimenting with light (photo above). The photos are for reference and ideas, but I’ll paint from life mostly.

 

One of the music pieces has a swirling soft, warm quality which made me think of red velvet and dancing, hence the photos below, which I took of myself swirling around in a red dress this afternoon, which didn’t make me feel at all idiotic…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll be posting more paintings by Monday.

Winter Series – day 3

More work on paintings for the Winter Series (my upcoming exhibition, all info here)

I’m quite happy with the one above, a few more details needed but it begins to capture the mood of Atzi’s first music piece. The following three are in various stages of progress.

 

 

 

 

The one farthest left is almost there, the one in the middle has pleasing elements but the upper half needs resolved. The one on the right is basically some mangled paint, but it has lovely textures and I know I can work with that.

I completely painted over the first two from a few days ago, I think they were more about getting paint on to wood – psychologically it’s encouraging but I wasn’t happy with them. Then I had an amount of chaos to distract me as I’m getting my open fireplace sorted out. For budget purposes I’m going for a medieval bare brick look which is actually really pleasing!

Here are all four works in progress together …