Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Painter James Orr

I recently received a card with the wonderful picture by Scottish painter James Orr on the front. He has a very enjoyable style, not too abstract or too detailed, just an eye for pleasant ways of abridging shapes while still representing the scene coherently.

Iona Croft


Crinan Canal


Croft in the Snow

Sadly I could only find a few images of any reasonable size to enjoy. The larger images here come from the McGill Duncan Gallery and Concept Fine Art sites.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

A New Snowy Dress

If snow rarely visits where you live, then seeing your familiar world becoming white, muffled and pristine is always a pleasure. It's not just the joy of seeing the everyday become new with the wearing of an unfamiliar snowy dress, but watching the change and knowing that six months ago you were walking the same streets wearing shorts and sunglasses.