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Norwegian Fjords

We have just returned from a painting trip – a cruise into the breathtaking scenery of the fjords in Norway. This was something that I have always wanted to do and I have to say the beauty of it all was beyond my expectations. So awe-inspiring was it all that at the moment I am still trying to take it all in as I go over it in my mind. On top of all that, the weather was too perfect to be true – bright sunshine that made the crisp and clear air sparkle. I hurriedly painted a little on location but our itinerary didn’t really allow for much. I now look forward to revisiting those glorious scenes on canvas at my leisure in the studio.

Some Cornish Paintings Half Price

I am adding some paintings to the Clearance section of the Website. These are half price or less. Please do take a look.

Bedruthan

What an inspirational place. In the days when i could explore the Coast Path, I found all the best clifftop views – I sketched and photographed them. I have recently been working on several Bedruthan oils in my studio (in my mind i’m really out on the cliffs).

Adel and I drove over to Bedruthan last week. We went in both car parks. I struggled a few paces to see the views again – heaven! I suppose there’s a sad irony there though – so many people walking past us without a care and not really absorbing the views, while i’m desperate to get to certain places to be able to really take it all in and interpret it all on canvas and yet it’s increasingly inaccessible to me!

I shall publish these new paintings as a group very soon. I’m very proud of them.

Trip to France

In October we travelled to Brittany staying near Dinan. I made several small oil sketches at various sites around Corseul where we stayed, at Mont St Michel, and Along the River Rance at Dinan, where I was particularly excited by the beautiful poplars on the banks with their autumnal tints.

Since returning I have been working on some paintings of the River Rance at Dinan as well as various commissioned paintings which needed seeing to.

Newest Paintings now on website

We have created two new albums of paintings in the Works section – The New Paintings album shows the very latest paintings I have been working on, mostly seascapes of Trebarwith but also garden paintings of Cothele and Lanhydrock. The Wells Collection encompasses those paintings I completed of Wells in Somerset during the period when we lived in the town.

Some Developments to the Website

This website has generated lots of new interest in my paintings and it is proving to be a great resource to show interested purchasers and gallery owners as well. We have added a new category of Still Lifes on the works page. While Still Lifes do not make the main body of my work, I often enjoy the diversion and the challenge. Soon we will be updating the Recent Works as I would like to post up some of my very latest paintings ‘hot off the press’. Maybe I will be able to show some paintings as they happen and explain what is going through my mind after Stage One, Stage Two etc.

Please keep watching this space!

Three New Giclée Prints available

I have recently published three new giclée prints of Trebarwith Strand. Please have a look at these in the Prints section of the Works page. The Prints are a substantial size – the shortest side being at least 30 cm (12 ins).

They are available by post, rolled in a tube or mounted and wrapped from my studio. I have framed some up in a new cream and gold outer frame and they do look stunning.

Obsidian Art near Aylesbury

Nine of Dugald’s most stunning landscapes and seascapes are now lodged at Obsidian Art, a gallery specializing in the best of Classic and Contemporary work in Stoke Mandeville village near Aylesbury. The summer show runs from 13th July until 13th August. Tel. 01296 612150

Thank you to all those who came to see us in Brill on June 25th. It was great to catch up with people again and to meet some new faces as well.

The show was a great success and it was well worth the effort involved for just a one day Exhibition. We look forward to repeating it some time soon.

Dugald will be mounting a one-day exhibition and sale of paintings at the Brill Memorial Hall, Brill, Buckinghamshire on Sunday 25th June.

He will be showing some classic countryside landscapes as well as a small selection of seascapes. You can preview all of the pictures online at the Works page.






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