Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Back to the workshop

Evening song, flown to new home

Been a long and busy winter but within the last few weeks I have finally got myself back in the workshop to start making new things. House renovations took over much of the winter and it is so lovely to paint pictures not walls!
My hard work is paying dividends as three of my 4 pieces in Skyeworks Gallery bird exhibition have sold and flown off to new homes.

Best friends
Best friends which also sold on the first day of the exhibition was one of three bird paperclay mosaics I made especially for the exhibition. They received such positive feedback I think I may make more! They are made by piecing together small handmade tiles often imprinted with wild flowers gathered from my garden, which I paint and then seal with various mediums.

Anyway, on to pastures new..
Skyeworks gallery where I work and exhibit most of my work opened a new mixed spring exhibition yesterday and I have three new pieces on show.

Staffin bay, watching the tide

These are two... twins possibly because they are both of a beautiful area on North Skye called Staffin bay.
Over to Staffin Island

Staffin bay.


  1. Really pleased things are going so well for you. You art is just delightful. There is an underlying joy which lifts your work into a special category. I just wish I could see it for 'real'...bit far to come from NZ!

  2. All of these pieces are delightful in colour, layers, texture and composition. The new owners will get hours and hours of enjoyment out of looking at them.

    The new landscapes are so stunning. It feels like I really am standing in Skye looking over the water and land! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your successes!

  3. My blogging has been a big hit and miss for while now, but I'm so glad I haven't missed these beautiful pieces Morag - the bird with the red flowers is just exceptionally beautiful, and the texture on the sky is stunning. I love the little pair of birds, they look perfect against that background. I'm not surprised they flew out of the gallery to new homes.
    Your two new pieces are also totally stunning - so peaceful and calm, I just wish I could see them in real life.
    Congratulations on your successes, they are well deserved,
    Diana x

  4. I love your paper clay mosaic pictures! What a genius idea! Great to see you back in the bloggesphere.😁 I too have had a house move and endless decorating, I thought it would never end!
    Enjoy your week! Jess xx

  5. Lovely new work and glad you've no more walls to paint, we missed your marvelous work and words. xox

  6. Loved hearing about the process of your clay piece...it truly is a little treasure. I imagine a lot of hours went into it!! I know three maybe four of my friends who would scoop that piece up in a second.. The new pieces are gorgeous too...Love both Staffin Bay pieces...the water with the far away building is priceless, and the colour on the bank side stunning! Love how the water is so perfectly different in each piece too!! Wonderful post!! Life sounds like it's mellowing into a creative vibe!! Enjoy! I hope you are keeping good photos for prints..I see these pieces on greeting cards eventually!

    Hugs Giggles

    Hugs Giggles


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