Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Autumn at Loch Ard


Autumn at Loch Ard

  I mentioned I had been working on a commission and at last I can show the finished piece and it's journey.

A few weeks back It began as small fragments of torn paper and paint.


layers of gesso were added, this gives you an idea of scale.


 fragments of special memories were woven into the mix


A little boat, an autumn blanket.

The lady who commissioned the piece forwarded me some paintings of an area of Scotland called the Trossachs. An area of Scotland I have long admired but spent very little time as I am usually en-route somewhere and see most of it's beauty through the car window. It is an area of wild hills and lochs which have inspired many poets and artists. Sir Walter Scotts poem 'the lady of the lake' was written about the Trossachs region.


These photographs are mine which I took a few days ago as I drove through the area, it gives you an idea of how beautiful it is.




24 comments:

  1. Oh yes this is a very special piece which reflects perfectly the beauty of that loch, your paintings are so full of the magical Scottish beauty, they are so good for my soul, I'm sure the lady this was commissioned for will be delighted!

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  2. What a beautiful and stunning piece - I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it. Your photos show what a beautiful area it is and you've captured it perfectly. I love the texture along the top - is that stencilling? I love the celtic look to it.

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  3. I don't know what is more beautiful, your painting or the Loch. I love all your mosaic details in your painting.

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  4. Gorgeous Scottish scenery painting. Love how you've created the stones and other details.
    Have a happy PPF ♥

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  5. A stunning painting Morag capturing Scotland beautifully. Like you I've only ever viewed from a distance in passing but I feel now that I've seen your photos and painting that it's somewhere I should stop awhile. Not just now because we're on day four of fog!
    Your artwork will certainly be admired and a beautiful talking point in it's new home.
    Just wondering if that will be outside of Scotland?
    Happy PPF to you

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  6. I am always amazed how torn bits of paper can come together and make such a beautiful scene. Your talent is amazing. I simply love this and appreciate that you included photos so we could see the natural beauty of the place.

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  7. I love all the layers of history that are woven into your paintings. This is gorgeous, the lady who commission it must be thrilled! xx

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  8. What a beautiful piece you have created. The are does look quite inviting. I can see why it has evoked poets to create such wonderful pieces. Thanks for sharing your process. I love seeing how other artists work.

    Kate

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  9. Stunning finish..wow they must be so impressed...I know I am.. No wonderful so many Scottish people came to Canada...it has similar sweet spots! I imagine he will be thrilled...please share how he reacted... I can hardly wait to hear! Such beautiful details... I hope you feel so proud of yourself!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. Wow, this is a beautiful piece! Your details are amazing. Happy PPF

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  11. You have brought the gorgeous autumn right there into your art work. This is a beautiful piece and I know how very please the commission-er must be. Scotland is indeed a beautiful country, but I have never seen it in autumn. My loss.

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  12. The scenery, the colors, the detail is all beautiful. I am sure the new owners will love it. Happy PPF

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  13. This is a beautiful piece Morag, beautiful colours and I love how personal it feels with the names on the stones in the foreground. The little boat nestled into its moorings adds some lovely interest.

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  14. a stunning piece filled with the beauty of that area! Lovely photos too. Just watched a travel show recently and they were on the Isle of Skye-it looks like a really gorgeous place . I thought of you:)

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  15. It is such a lovely piece! The colors and the details look stunning
    Happy PPF

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  16. Morag, this is stunning. I love how you put it together with such personal care to the recipients memories of the place. The colours are gorgeous and the whole piece has a wonderful sense of the calm and quiet of such a stunning part of the country. I'm sure she was delighted with it.

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  17. What a magnificent undertaking. I am sure the lady will be very pleased with the finished work.

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  18. I can't imagine how you make your fabric and paper collages look so realistic and so much like paintings (on the screen anyway). It's wonderful how you have built up the water, and the stones are so well done.

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  19. A beautiful tribute to a very special place. Well done.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  20. what a beautiful place that you live in captured in your art which will be a delight to your customer

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  21. Gorgeous! Love seeing the progress. :)

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  22. I admire your process so much. I look at the in-progress pics but I just can't see how you do it. It looks so complicated and something that is so uniquely you. The result is, as always, amazing. I'd love to visit Scotland one day, it seems like such a beautiful place ...

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  23. My first wedding reception (I'm now remarried to a much nicer chap!) was at a hotel overlooking Loch Ard, just near Kinlochard! Such amazing scenery :) Your finished piece is gorgeous :)
    Jillxo

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