Sunday, 20 October 2013

more sheepyness!





'Little lost sheep'

A week may have gone by but the subject stays the same...

If you saw last weeks post then this one may look familiar. It is another of my 'Summer on Skye' canvas collages and is currently hanging at the Skyeworks gallery on the Isle of Skye.
This one was tricky to photo as the light reflected off the surface. It is a little less blue than it seems here.
Over the summer I worked on various animal and bird projects. Up until then I had mainly used landscape as my inspiration but as a challenge thought I would try using my collage/paint techniques using Scottish flora and fauna as my inspiration.

The little lost sheep is in fact not sad to be lost. She actually prefers to wander away from the flock where the grass is lusher and there is space to breathe. Sometimes it is good to be lost.


She started off with a friend..


Who she lost along the way...


Now she has dragonflies for company.

Plaster painting

This last piece was an experiment on plaster. I rather like it. The plaster soaks up the paint like a sponge. I decided to leave it as an abstract experiment instead of fiddling too much with it.

Linking up to paint party friday
and this weeks Artists Playroom link up which is based around the theme of 'challenge'

30 comments:

  1. Love BOTH of the paintings. The top one is so joyful and bright. And the soft tecnique of the buttom sheap is also lovely! Take care!

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  2. Cool! The sheep is not lost, she just does not know where she is because she is exploring and enjoying the beauty that she is discovering. I like this piece so much: I wish I could see it in person. :)

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  3. I love the colours and textures in the first piece and I also love the simplicity of the plaster painting.

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  4. I love them both, the soft abstract affect of the plaster one really turned out great.

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  5. I love your solitary but conted sheep. There is a lovely assymetry to the piece that works so well with the counterbalance of the dragonflies. An, of course, your beautiful thistles.
    You are so good at the fauna and flora and the close up vision of life as well as the

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  6. Your sheep collection is so great Morag! I love them! You have such a wonderful style, it's such a pleasure to visit you here,
    hugs Kat xx

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  7. Both sheep paintings are wonderful. Your collages are so good - I love to see the process. The plaster sheep is lovely - I love the abstract feel to it. I had a cheap shop bought painting that has plaster on it and I painted an elephant over the top of it - the plaster worked perfectly with the texture of the elephant's hide!

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  8. Mum, this is so cute! I'm definitely feeling like this sheep at the moment. Why oh why is it in the Skyeworks and not on my wall?!:) x

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  9. Wow it's beautiful! I like the way plaster reacts with paint too, I must give it a go again soon. :)
    Jess x x

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  10. Morag I love this sheep series...the colors are so beautiful and vibrant! A wonderful support for the plain sheep! Your style is truly gorgeous!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. That is such a beautiful canvas! Can't imagine how you make these! And your plaster experiment looks very interesting.

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  12. j'adore le mouton, très spontané

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  13. You know this is just BRILLIANT - I adore it.

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  14. Love your little lost sheep! Luckily she is lost in a most wonderful place! Such a beautiful piece! <3

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  15. I love the interesting paper technique you have used. I love the sheep and the purple flowers. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I have pinned you too www.pinterest.com/emmakaufmann Happy PPF!!

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  16. Love your abstract. Wonderful colors.
    gloria

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  17. they are both beautiful! I love the brightness of the first one but I also appreciate the softness of the second one. Thanks for sharing your process too. Happy PPF!

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  18. Pure gorgeousness..you have enchanted my heart with this little sheep and story ..I can relate to it..i feel a kindred connection, a part of my soul is singing ! So beautifully done.. the colors and texture are magical too..like you can reach out and touch them!
    Outstanding piece!
    and Congrats on yorur piece at the gallery..yay!! How Fantastic!
    Victoria

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  19. Love the texture of your sheep art, and very cool to see the stages of layering! Happy PPF!

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  20. Beautiful! I love collage, and love seeing how you used in this painting.

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  21. Fabulous collage and paint work Morag. I always enjoy visiting your blog and have a great appreciation for your art and all the work that goes into creating it. I love 'Little lost sheep' and the expression on her face says it all! :)

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  22. i always love your work. i am glad to read the narrative about the sheep and that she has the company of the dragonflies. sweet! i would love to hear more about plaster painting. love what i see.

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  23. Gorgeous! I love the process. :)

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  24. Beautiful painting!
    xx Monique

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  25. Your colors are just lovely - the sheep doesn't look sad - just peaceful. I love the collage elements - I very often collage and paint on a canvas.

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  26. The collage-sheep is sweet and beautiful, love your collage paintings! That plaster painting is just wow! :-) It sounds interesting, are you going to tell us more about it?
    Happy PPF
    Ilona

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  27. wonderful story and painting adventure


    much love...

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