‘Traigh Luskentir, Harris. 4’. Mixed media on 30×30″ wood panel.
Finishing touches today on the largest version of Traigh Luskentir, Harris, which concludes my paintings for the upcoming exhibition – Moonscapes: Isle of Harris
All paintings in the series can be viewed from the top of the gallery page – Here.One painting has already sold – you can buy a painting now if you like, it will be marked ‘sold’ at exhibition then when the show ends on 20th July I will post it to your address (any queries to email@example.com)
This is always the busiest time of year, and with a ten-day session of house decorating in addition to painting I’m pretty exhausted! All I have to do now is have all paintings professionally scanned (for limited editon prints), frame the aquatint Leaving Harris, hang the paintings on Friday and order wine/glasses for the preview.
As always, I’ll make a live recording of Atzi Muramatsu’s cello performance to post here along with photos of the paintings in the gallery and the launch night.
Hope to see you on Friday 14th, 7pm (all info on Moonscapes link above)…
Today’s painting – the third version of the Harris moon theme (also the title of the exhibition Moonscapes: Isle of Harris). I’ll be painting this theme for the largest of the paintings.
Below – a bit more work on paintings already started, and a photo of me next to Luskentir 3 so you can see the size relative to a person. People often think the paintings are much smaller (some of them are – they start at 5×5″ and go right up to 40×40″). It’s helpful to sart each series small then work up to a bigger piece once I’m confident of the approach, obviously it’s a lot less expensive to make smaller mistakes!
Luskentir 4 in progrss
‘Traigh Luskentir 3’. Mixed media on 16×16″ wood panel.
‘Tràigh na Buirgh, Harris’. Mixed media on 9.5×9.5″ wood pane
‘Coast Road near Geocrab Bay, Harris’. Mixed media on
”Traigh Luskentir, Harris 3′. Mixed media on 16×16″ wood
Today’s paintings of Harris, both need a bit more work which I’ll finish tomorrow. This version of Luskentir is very similar to Lustentir 2 though this is 16×16″ – practice for a larger one at 30×30 inches.
Postcards for the upcoming exhibition on July 14th arrived today (below). If you’d like to come along you can keep up with details on this Facebook exhibition event page at this link ‘Isle of Harris’
Today’s paintings of Harris for upcoming exhibiton at the Whitespace Galleryfrom 14th to 20th July.
There will also be a preview event on Friday 14th July with a live cello performance by Atzi Muramatsu in reponse to the themes and paintings of the exhibition. If you’ve followed this blog for a while you’ll know that Atzi is a friend and collaborator I’ve worked with since about 2013.
In 2016 he won the Best Composer Award at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards for his work on a short film ‘The Violinist’.
Below are a few short video examples of work we’ve done together, including – Sea, space and sky a short video created last year following a trip to the west coast of Scotland – Achiltibuie then Lewis and Harris in the Hebrides. The film features a poem by Lewis-based poet Ian Stephen (read by Ian Stephen), and several new poems written by another friend and collaborator, Louise Palfreyman. Also below, from an earlier collaboraton on the Isle of Eigg, a performance of Atzi’s work in progress for string quartet; Gaea Metempsychosis
If you like any of these paintings you can reserve and buy them before the exhibition. If any sell before exhibition they’ll have a red ‘sale’ dot next to them, then they’ll be posted to you the day after the exhibition ends (July 21st). You are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Below are all paintings so far (I’ll be painting larger ones at 9 x9 inches soon, and perhaps a few at 15×15 inches).
Sold. Geocrab Lochan, Harris. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood block. Rose Strang 2017
Sold. Houses at Scarasta, Harris. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood block. £75. Rose Strang 2017
Sold. Croft at Geocrab Bay, Harris. Mixed media on 6.5×5″ wood block. Rose Strang 2017
Sold. Traigh an Taoibh Thuath, Isle of Harris. Mixed media on 6.5×5 wood block. Rose Strang 2017
Rodel Bay, Isle of Harris. Mixed media on 5×5″ wood block
Sold. East coast road, Harris 1. Ink and acrylic on 7.7×5”″ wood block. Rose Strang 2017
Ceapabhal Peninsula, Isle of Harris. Mixed media on 6.5×5″ wood block
Sold. Loch Fhleoideabhaigh at Mannish, Harris. Mixed media on 6.5×5″ wood block £85. Rose Strang 2017
Loch near Beacravik, Harris. Mixed media on 6.5×5″ wood block. Rose Strang 2017
Hills near Beacravik, Harris. Mixed media on 6.5×5 wood block. Rose Strang 2017 (un-framed £125)