Wednesday, 30 January 2013


There's been no snow nearby but a 3 mile walk took me to the Carrick Hills and this view which I caught on camera and worked up in the studio.

Oil on canvas 12x10"
Bridget Hunter 2013


This was the original work posted but I've since changes it adding more purple tones and softening the lower left grasses.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

From easel to Frame. Done!

The light has been good recently with high clear skies. No snow here but bitterly cold. The only place for me  is inside working from sketches and memories of a winter sky and a walk along the shore. 

Then to pop it in a frame and say - "Done!" 

January Shore

Oil on canvas   30 x 24"
Bridget hunter 2013


Monday, 14 January 2013

When a painting block strikes

My workplace has been taken over by the little people . Time to get out of the painting doldrums I'm thinking and lift the brushes once more.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Not an end of year Review

I've been really enjoying some of the Artists' Blogs that feature an end of year review or showing their top ten paintings for 2012.

So spurred on by their wonderful posts, I've tried writing an end of year review but soon realised that some of the paintings in my earlier posts no longer exist. They've been radically altered, been painted over or simply binned. So instead, scunnered at my wasting materials and effort, I've made what I hope is an achievable plan for next year.

A plan for 2013

 Do not feature a painting on this Blog until I'm as sure as I can be that it's finished and is about to go to the framers.

 Try to take decent photos

Build up a small painting stock so I no longer run around like a headless chicken when I notice an exhibition is just a week away. Too much stress !

Remember why I paint - it's for the love of the painting process and something I can't live without. Enjoy it .

Take time to enjoy the other things that bring me such pleasure especially my 7 grandchildren.

And maybe I'll try painting them!


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