24 December 2011

8 December 2011

Purple Rain

I painted this abstract expressionistic painting outside plein air style on the patio on an overcast day here in Scotland..

The sun appeared momentarily to be followed by a traditional scottish downpour...

I decided to leave it with the marks made by the rain as I rushed to get the painting and myself undercover...

Entitled " Purple Rain "...

It has now been varnished with a very high gloss finish to enhance the colours...

5 December 2011

Romantic Paintings by Stuart Kirby

Well it seems like winter has finally arrived here on the west coast of Scotland....yesterday the peaks of Goatfell on the Isle Of Arran had their first covering of the white stuff...

As a southern softy whilst I don't like the cold I enjoy the winter season here especially when the temperature gets well below freezing and the dampness in the air goes and the sun shines...seemingly more than the summer I feel...


Anyway back to the arty stuff when I was in Edinburgh dropping off my abstract paintings last month at the Gallery On The Corner I was asked to bring along one of my romantic oil paintings for viewing...

Subsequently I have been asked to paint 3 more romantic paintings for exhibition there in February 2012...

So here's a quick snap of the first one...