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Limetree Bristol. Christmas Exhibition

Above and below –  three paintings which are included in the new Christmas Exhibition which launches 5th December at the Limetree Gallery, Bristol.

‘Early Evening, Ardban’. Mixed media on 14×11″ wood panel. Rose Strang, 2019

‘Dusk, Sanna Bay’. Mixed media on 14×11″ wood panel. Rose Strang, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a delight to show with the Limetree Gallery Bristol again. Have a look at their lovely brochure for the exhibition (link below), which includes beautiful artworks by talented artists including Aldo Balding, Mike Carter, Andrew George, Ian Humphreys, Barry Kelly, Jane Kite, Alan James McLeod, Alison McWhirter, Teresa Pemberton, Helen Sinclair MRBS SWA, David Smith RSW, Trevor Sowden, Malcolm Taylor PS VPMAFA RBA, Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA and Sian McGill.

Thanks to the Limetree Gallery for placing ‘Dawn, Ardtoe, on the front cover!

Lime Tree Christmas Exhibition Brochure Bristol

And another new commission

(Private Commission). ‘October Evening. Isle of Iona’. Mixed media on 7×7″ wood. Rose Strang 2019

This commission was for a friend from Stoke-on-Trent who wanted something for her partner’s birthday. The buyer wanted something that spoke of October light, she’d liked my previous paintings of the Isle of Iona from Autumn last year. Her partner was someone I’d worked with on a hospital arts project in 2007 and it was a pleasure to create this painting for him as he’d been a great guy to work with!

Below, my other recent commission for a friend in the US, you can read more about that Here

(Private commission). ‘Ardban Light’. Mixed media on 23×16 inch wood panel. Rose Strang 2019

A new commission

(Private commission). ‘Ardban Light’. Mixed media on 23×16 inch wood panel. Rose Strang 2019

Above – a private commission for a friend from the US, who kindly commissioned me after seeing some of my paintings. It’s now winging its way to its new home! The buyer of the painting will also use this image for a CD cover featuring his and others music, which I’ll post more about here once he’s received the painting and goes ahead with that!

The theme was dawn rising after a long night – a sense of hope. I based it on my paintings of Ardban earlier this year, hence the painting title- ‘Ardban Light’.

If you’re interested in commissioning paintings, here’s a previous post I wrote about commissions – Link to commissioned paintings. If the subject inspires me I’m happy to take on a new commission, time allowing.

I’ll soon be posting updates on painting progress for a little series I’m creating called Winter Miniatures. The exhibition will feature semi-abstract winter colours in mixed media on 3×3″ wood blocks. More info on the upcoming exhibition at my studio, which launches 8th December 2019 Here

 

Paintings for Limetree Gallery, Bristol

‘Dawn, Ardtoe’. Mixed media on 14×11″ wood panel. Rose Strang, 2019

‘Early Evening, Ardban’. Mixed media on 14×11″ wood panel. Rose Strang, 2019

Above, three paintings for the Limetree Gallery in Bristol for their upcoming Christmas Exhibition. I’m very happy to be showing again at the Limetree Bristol, which showcases some of Scotland’s leading landscape artists. If you’re interested in any of these paintings, please contact Limetree Gallery on their website:

http://www.limetreegallery.com/

In this series I’m trying to capture the mood of changing light at dawn and early sunset. The term ‘gloaming’ – used to describe a particular pre-twilight Highland light, sounds romantic and it is quite magical. It’s a light that makes things slightly difficult to see;  a sort of subdued glow. I think I’ve maybe captured it in ‘Early Evening, Ardban’. Dawn on the west coast, looking out to sea, usually appears misty with suffused light since it’s coming from the east – colours are softened and low contrast – very tranquil.

These three paintings are worked up from sketches I made this year while at Ardban in Applecross, Sanna bay and Ardtoe beaches in Ardnamurchan – beautiful, remote places on the west coast of Scotland. I couldn’t resist a hint of chimney smoke from Ardban cottage, we had great times around the fire! Here are a few photos from my stay there in August …

Cottage. Rose Strang

Euan, Adam and Donald (playing guitar) outside the cottage. Rose Strang

 

 

‘Ardban’ – exhibition launch

My new series for a solo exhibition – ‘Ardban’ – launches on Friday 18th October at the Limetree Gallery in Fortwilliam (not to be confused with Limetree Gallery Bristol for whom I’m creating new works for their Christmas exhibition this year!).

A few photos to show framed painting and to show scale …

 

I look forward to traveling up to Fortwilliam for the exhibition launch – all welcome to attend, it’s open to the public and starts at 7pm, 18th October (exhibtion continues to 30th November).

The address is Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, The Old Manse, Achintore Road, Fort William, PH33 6RQ.

Map of the area ..

 

 

 

If you’d like to reserve a painting, please contact the gallery at info@limetreefortwilliam.co.uk

All paintings from the series …

 

More photos …

Photo by Devo Cutler-Rubenstein. devoronpix.com   http://www.datingyourcharacter.com

At the launch of The Planets. The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, I briefly met a woman called Devo Cutler-Rubenstein who’d traveled all the way from the US, not just to attend the exhibition and talk but to reconnect with Richard Demarco, Terry Newman and various others who’d all taken part in the legendary Edinburgh Arts journeys.

Edinburgh Arts involved a creative exploration of landscape, culture and history, they included people from all walks of life and fields of experience as well as creative writers, artists, musicians etc. (this link to Demarco Archive history introduces some of the experiences from the time Demarco Archives History ).

Devo kindly shared some of her photos from the Planets exhibition and event which I’ve included below. We exchanged a few emails from which I learned about her fascinating work over the years as a writer and producer. A member of the Writers’ Guild of America, Devo has written and/or produced film and television projects for ABC, Columbia Pictures, FX, Showtime, MGM, Live Entertainment, Fries Entertainment, Interscope Entertainment, and many others.

She’s also co-written a book which acts as an in-depth guide for actors exploring their characters, which you can read about here – Dating your Character

I include a selection of photos from the exhibition launch below, which I think echo Devo’s curiosity and interest in people – she has a great way of capturing the mood of an event and responses of people.

Warm thanks to Devo for traveling to the event, and for generously sharing these great photos!

Ardban Series completed!

‘Stormy Sky. Ardban’. Mixed media on 31×22″ paper. Rose Strang 2019

‘Sea Pools. Ardban’. Mixed media on 31×22″ paper. Rose Strang 2019

‘Morning. Ardban’. Mixed media on 31×22″ paper. Rose Strang 2019

The three paintings above complete the series for an upcoming exhibition at Limetree An Ealhain Gallery, in Fortwilliam, opening on the 18th October.

The full series can be viewed Here. If you’d like to reserve a painting, please contact the Limetree Gallery Fortwilliam at info@limetreefortwilliam.co.uk

I’ve been fighting off a cold as well as painting all week so I’m too puggled (old Scots word for tired) to write more today, but here are two more videos (by Adam Brewster, thanks Adam!) of painting on the beautiful beach of Ardban (one showing that it can be sunny, the other showing that sometimes you can dispense with brushes). Thanks again to Donald Ferguson for arranging this amazing holiday – I look forward to going back there again!