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Snowscapes paintings

Last night’s mulled wine event went well, despite the freezing cold and damp weather – the mulled wine and minced pies were appreciated!

Many thanks to John and Corrie of Gayfield Creative Spaces for their support and general warmth during this chilly time of year! Also thanks to folks who came along, and especially a big thanks to everyone who bought paintings or prints.

My painting ‘Cockenzie Power Station’, which is currently at the RSA, has sold, and the buyer would like to gift it to someone for Christmas so I must replace the painting with another by next week since the RSA Open continues to 14th February.

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I’ll be choosing one of these two below (‘North 3’ and ‘Winter Birch’) from the remaining paintings from the Snowscapes series (so if you’re interested in buying one, let me know by the end of next week before I hand one in to the RSA)…

'North 3'. Mixed media on 20x12 wood panel

‘North 3’. Mixed media on 20×12 wood panel

'Winter Birch'. Mixed media on 17x11" wood panel

‘Winter Birch’. Mixed media on 17×11″ wood panel

Winter Birch (detail)

Winter Birch (detail)










Also, there are a few smaller paintings left from ‘Snowscapes’, so contact me at rose.strang@gmail.com if you’re interested in any of these below. They range from £15 to £100 and I think they make lovely Christmas presents!..

North Wind (1) Mixed media on 11.5x6” wood panel

North Wind (1)
Mixed media on 11.5×6” wood panel


North Wind (2) Mixed media on 8x4.5” wood panel

North Wind (2)
Mixed media on 8×4.5” wood panel











Leith Shore. Mixed media on 9x9" wood panel

Leith Shore. Mixed media on 9×9″ wood panel









Birch, Sunset Mixed media on 8x5.5 wood panel

Birch, Sunset
Mixed media on 8×5.5 wood panel








Quayside Mills, Leith (1). Mixed media on 3x3" wood panel

Quayside Mills, Leith (1). Mixed media on 3×3″ wood panel

Rooftops. Mixed media on 3.5x3.5" wood

Rooftops. Mixed media on 3.5×3.5″ wood

Pine Tree and House'. Mixed media on 3x3" wood

Pine Tree and House’. Mixed media on 3×3″ wood

Rooftops 2. Mixed media on 3x3" wood

Rooftops 2. Mixed media on 3×3″ wood

Snowscapes Day 4












One of today’s paintings, veering more abstract, I may add some subtle pen and ink lines suggesting branches or ferns. It slightly reminds me of the background of an Arthur Rackham illustration, minus fairies/elves etc.

Also a series of even smaller snowscapes – the shrinking snowscapes!..

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They range from 3.5 inches square to just 3 inches – here’s one below at 3×3 with ten pence next to it so you get an idea of size. The light was fading fast as I photographed them so they’re a little fuzzy but it gives the idea..






I have Christmas gifts in mind with these smaller ones, but also they’re handy as studies for larger paintings. I’ll be selling a few this Saturday at a fair in Portobello, I hope the locals like them!

In progress..

P1290225 P1290227A couple of paintings in progress.

The square one on the right is a snowscene where I’ve gone a bit Auerbach (in terms of impasto anyway!), the other is a work I started which wasn’t working, so I messed it up a bit, and I can now see it will make an excellent composition of a winter squall from the edge of snowy Salisbury Crags (on the right looking down onto Edinburgh – I won’t add too much detail but definite suggestion of rooftops, castle outline etc).

These paintings are for my upcoming exhibition – Snowscapes, which will be at Gayfield Creative Spaces on the 8th, 9th and 10th December from 12 noon to 8pm daily. (mulled wine on Thursday from 6 to 7!)

All info here – Snowscapes


Winter Birch Trees






I’m happy to announce an upcoming three-day winter exhibition – Snowscapes – featuring winter landscapes on wood.

Dates: Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th December

Times: 12 noon till 8pm all day

Venue: Gayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh EH1 3NT

Facebook event page Snowscapes

Enquiries: rose.strang@gmail.com

P1290195Snowscapes features highly textured, semi-abstract winter landscapes on a variety of wood panels, blocks or found wood, from large to small. The exhibition space at Gayfield Creative Spaces reflects the wintry/woody theme perfectly, and the mood will be further enhanced by lashings of spiced, warm mulled wine, served by candle-light on Thursday the 10th December in the evening from 6 to 8pm!

Gayfield Creative Spaces..


Winter Landscapes

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A few winter landscapes in progress today – I’m just waiting for these to dry then I’ll be adding more texture and light tomorrow.

I’m creating a whole series of these new works and will exhibit them in November at the Hill Street Design House, Edinburgh, and at Portobello Market at the end of November. (more details to follow)

Also, in the next two days or so I’ll be launching the charity art prints series for Lindisfarne. Details are tbc, but 25% will most likely go towards the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site, which helps conserve the landscape and wildlife of Lindisfarne as part of its remit.

I’m full of admiration for these organisations, which mostly rely on donations from the public to help conserve our landscapes and wildlife, which is so important for the entire ecosystem, especially in the light of today’s news about the endangerment of the Puffin and Turtle Dove population. It’s good to be able to contribute in a small way through my art print sales!

In the meantime you can view the Isle of Eigg Series and Bass Rock art-print series on this link  –Prints for Charity