Saturday, 14 February 2015

Arty things in Edinburgh

Had a great day in Edinburgh accompanied by friend and fellow artist Ken Young.

Starting with a tour of  the Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy building, plus an exhibition of Scottish drawings. Well worth a visit before the end of the month.

Next we visited the Open Eye Gallery in Dundas Street for the preview of three artists.

Fife based artist, Archibald Dunbar McIntosh with his acrylic work.

Moonscape, acrylic on board, 12 x 11 inches

Charlottenburg III, watercolour, 15 x 18 inches

Hugh Buchanan’s detailed watercolours.

Lara Scouler's pastels
Japanese Ibis, pastel on paper, 21.5 x 28 inches <span style="color:#FF0000; font-size: 11px; font-weight: bold">SOLD</span>

Definitely worth a look if you are passing.

We then moved along Dundas Street to call into the Scottish Gallery showing the photography of David Eustace, followed by Colours Gallery with a mix of artists to view.

Finally, on the gallery tour we visited EDS Gallery, home of the Edinburgh Drawing School where artists such as Aine Devine, finalist on the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, has work on show. She also teaches there. Again, a variety of artists were on the walls. We were made very welcome by the delightful Fiona, who even made me a cup of tea. Thanks for that.

We then scoured the antique stores for items suitable to include in still life paintings. I returned home with quite a few things which will find their way into my paintings. We are both planning a series of small paintings including various objects, curios if you will, so watch this space.
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Until the next post...

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