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!

17 comments:

  1. Lovely and soft. Worth the wait! So glad you're working and hope you are not still feeling ill. When your computer goes kerplunk, there isn't much you can do and it is a frustrating experience! Happy for your sales!!! Have a good spring - are you having spring yet??

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    1. Hello Rhonda yes spring has finally arrived here, lots of lovely daffodils, lambs, bunnies and sunshine though it is still a little cool could do with some warmth in that sun! I am left feeling mostly very tired so need to be patient until I am feeling my old self again. Lovely to hear from you and thank you for your comment.

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  2. Good morning Lass!... So relieved to see you back posting... I was worried by the too quiet time and lack of pictures! Glad that you are again back on line... and feeling better.

    This lovely vista matches all others with its ethereal aerial perspective and muted presence - a Simmill hallmark!

    Glad that the sales have been there for you. Good luck with 2015!

    Good Spring Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hello laddie! it is good to be back in the world of blogging again, it has taken some time to catch up on everyone's blogs and to see their paintings again. good to see you are enjoying family life and hope to see some of your paintings soon when you get some more free time. Thank you for your comment.

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  3. This painting gives a feeling of peace and well-being. Just lovely, Caroline!

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    1. Hello Janelle and thank you for your comment, I hope you are finding time to paint some more of your stunning paintings.

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  4. I always love your atmospheric paintings. Glad you are recovered.

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    1. Hi Jean, I hope you will be posting some more of your paintings soon I do enjoy your atmospheric watercolours very much they are lovely.

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  5. I really love the softness of the clouds, beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you very much Rolina for your comment.

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Maggie, my hubby was asking how you were this evening during our evening meal, I told him about your handbags and your art market down by the beach wearing shorts and enjoying the fantastic Florida lifestyle. He still wonders if you miss England, do you have daffodils in Florida?

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  7. I love the colours in this one Caroline, and the soft atmosphere has worked beautifully.

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    1. Many thanks Keith, I was looking at your website last night trying to find that lovely painting you did a while back of the Forsinard Flows.

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