Highland view

'Highland View' oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm.

I can't believe it has been two months since I posted a painting here! I haven't been well and then my old computer broke down so my husband decided to build a new one! that took some time, not his fault but mostly to do with the wrong parts being delivered and then waiting a week or more for the delivery man to bring the right part!!

I have managed to do a little painting and set to on five paintings done slowly since Christmas!!! The oil painting 'Highland View' started off as an acrylic painting which actually made a very good base for the oils to then work on top of. The acrylic painting had been built up using glazes which dried quickly, but I decided to create a soft atmosphere by using the oils as it allowed the enveloping clouds to really drift down over the distant hills and for that overall soft focus look.  I have some other ideas for future paintings too which I must make a start on.

I have done well with some sales at the Milton Gallery in the exhibition 'Elements', a beautiful gallery in the heart of Deeside.  I have also been fortunate to have some sales in other galleries too. So I must get painting to replace them!

Wishing you all lots of sunshine and happy painting days!