Most of my inspiration comes from the land. The more remote and wild the area the better for stirring up my Muse. My most recent project is to build a collection of landscape interpretations and impressions based on mankind’s attempt to survive on the rugged and isolated areas of Scotland. The BOTHY COLLECTION is well on its way, having just completed the fourth painting in the series. You can view the artwork on my website http://www.anniemclean.co.uk in New Work Gallery: https://www.anniemclean.co.uk/gallery_650564.html
Next step for these small (9.8×9.8cm) acrylic on wood panel paintings is to have them framed prior to being exhibited or presented for sale. Look out for more Bothy paintings being added to the collection ……..
Started yesterday at the monthly Drop In for Art session – finished this morning. I say finished but quite often after a painting has sat for a few days before signing I make a last minute amendment or addition. I may dull the ‘wee hoose’ down a tad when I come to sign the painting.
For this landscape I have used my own reference photograph taken during Sunday’s Day 1 (en plein air) of the 2-day workshop. The palette of oils I have used for this one includes titanium white, cobalt blue, indian red, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber. The support is a board primed with gesso. I’m hoping the oils will be dry enough for me to mount the piece in a week or so. The size of this study is 14x10cm and I may decide to paint a larger version later in the year.
Wilkie’s Shelter is a red and white public shelter with seating. There is a board close to it giving information about whose life it commemorates and why it was built. I’ll have to come back and edit this post as I have very little time at present to give full details. Briefly, for now, it sits on the top of Kirrie Hill behind the Peter Pan Playground. The shelter is partitioned into four sections, two of which overlook the Angus Glens. This view looks out towards Glen Clova. Perhaps I ought to paint a view from each of the sections. Another thought to put into the Project Folder.