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'Labyrinth'. Mixed media on 7.5 x 6.5 inches. Rose Strang, April 2020

Labyrinth

Today’s painting – Labyrinth. Mixed media on 7.5 x 5.5 wood. Rose Strang 2020.

(side view) ‘Labyrinth’. Mixed media on 7.5 x 6.5 inches. Rose Strang, April 2020

This painting will feature as part of the up-coming exhibition on projectroom2020, set up by Art North (edited by Ian McKay) which goes live tonight at 7pm on this webpage: projectroom2020

I painted this as a response to the current situation. Whatever your thoughts about what’s caused it, how to deal with it, the lockdown and whether it’s being dealt with in the right way or not, there’s no doubt it’s pretty bewildering, hence the labyrinth from a window.

It’s a painting from a photo I took a few years ago from a window in Traquair House in the borders of Scotland. The labyrinth was actually extremely difficult to work out – it’s a strange experience – as I remember it – humbling for my friend and I, as we grew ever more exhausted and frustrated!

 

The view is tranquil though. Spring is here, we have quiet and solitude, less pollution and time to meditate on life. I don’t doubt how hard it is for most people to feel calm though – we don’t know what’s going to happen, for most of us the future financial situation is daunting. I can’t distill this experience just now, so this painting simply says something about my feelings at the moment.

This painting will feature as part of the up-coming exhibition on Project Room 2020 as part of  Postcard From …  a facebook group I set up to bring artists together during Covid19

Wishing everyone the very best of health and happiness!

'Postcard From ...' banner. (Created by Adam Brewster, 2020)

‘Postcard From …’

Above, the page banner for my new project;  ‘Postcard From …’ which features artworks from artist members of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) during the Covid19 pandemic.

As you can see there are several so far, more artworks to come (see some of the paintings below) …

I’m excited that we now have 60 new members to the group! It’s been so uplifting to see these beautiful artworks as they come in – each so different from the last. Many expressing a wish to be in the great outdoors, some capture the sense of quiet just now due to ‘social distancing’.

All the paintings (see below) are £50 or under for now, then they’ll be featured as part of Art North’s ‘projectroom2020’, which is also set up to support self employed artists, or artists on a low income, during Covid. Details still to be decided but possibly we’ll create an auction of any works that haven’t yet sold once the ‘Postcard From…’ exhibition is added to Projectroom2020.

In other words, now’s your chance to buy small, original artworks by some of Scotland’s most talented artists for £50 or less! So if you like the look of the paintings below, log in to the Facebook page on the link below and contact the artists from there …

Postcard From …

I’ll update about projectroom2020 in a few days. Keep well folks! Some paintings below from ‘Postcard From …’