The Leverets in a virtual frame
It's nearly springtime, and I've been working on a new picture for the upcoming markets
This one is inspired by the hares that visit our garden and I hope to be making framed prints and greetings card using this design.
The farmers' market at Dumfries is held under cover at the railway station and is well-sheltered from the elements.
High above Loch Skeen in the Moffat Hills
Seen from Talla Nick while enjoying a wee ski tour in the Moffat Hills.
Dumfries Farmers' Market
My first ever Dumfries Farmers' Market gave me the opportunity to show one of my new pictures.
I've kept coming back to this one and it had become a bit of an obsession to get it all right (in my view of course :-) ), but I think it's nearly ready for the outside world !
Southerness 'Starry Night'.
Still in progress, but I've been working on painting the view at night near Southerness lighthouse and across the Solway to Cumbria in the style of Van Gogh's Starry Night series. I started with a notion of staying with Van Gogh's style but it went somewhere else ! The Milky Way rising from the horizon to the left of the lighthouse became the emanations from a volcano, and then became a dragon with its wings eventually connecting the stars in the sky with the rest of our galaxy. With apologies to the landscape purists ....
Two Scottish Pows ! Beyond Glasgow's Scottish Power building and distant Dumgoyne in the Campies, the Southern Highlands are white topped under a mantle of fresh snow. Winter is coming :-)