I borrowed a 3m x 3m gazebo, made myself a banner, and took some of my printed artwork along to the local Classic Car Rally where I had a whale of a time. Lovely people, all of them ... the visiting public, the car exhibitors and my fellow traders. It was a lot of fun talking to everybody and I loved that so many people stopped to look, sometimes to ask questions or just chat, sometimes to offer approval or encouragement, and occasionally buy a print or two. In the past few months I've had people buying rolled canvasses, mounted canvasses and framed prints, to take them home to put on walls not just in Scotland, England and Ireland, but the European mainland, India, Asia and Australia too. Yesterday I was delighted to be told by a customer that my 'Rainy Day' fusion print was headed to Oklahoma ! :-) So cool 8-)
This photo was taken last night at 1.00 am in the field right next to my house. In the middle of a midsummer night at high latitudes, the northern sky can be awash with the painted light of noctilucent clouds, and stars are barely visible except to the south.
Another painting from a photograph, this is the view at low tide from close to the Steamboat Inn at Carsethorn. Criffel rises beyond with a cap of cloud lit up by the summer sunset.
A big image and a view of Wanlockhead from Lowther Hill. The original is 273 megapixels in size (approximately 29.5k pixels wide and 9.5k pixels tall) and it's a composite of about 20 images taken through a telephoto lens. Here I've made progressive crops. The village is about 2 miles away from the camera.
Approximately 100 hours of work went into this painting. but I'm happy with the result as it prints very well. This framed print is about 12 inches by 36 inches and I'm also making a gallery wrap (stretched and varnished canvas on wooden bars) at 42 inches x 14 inches.