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Exhibiting at 'SoJie 16' and about to find out what a 'Web Ring' Is

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 16!


Rain Clears, Glen Spean
by scottnaismith

 
 

Broadford Croft
by scottnaismith

 
 


   Join me at Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 16. SoJie 16 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is the 16th such exhibition; and 74 other artists, besides myself, are exhibiting. Together we represent at least 14 countries.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on July 3rd, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you…

New Oil Painting Tutorial / Demo: Self Portrait

[Video]

A tutorial and time lapse demo of a portrait painting
This Painting is all about the experimentation of tackling new processes. I have recently been working in thinner layers of liquid paint and have been increasingly inspired by the work of William Turner.

The idea was to show myself studying direct light which has become a key element of my recent work . The eyes would become the focus emphasizing the theme of visual perception of light and colour (the themes of my landscape work).
This unusual subject matter for me brings me out of my comfort zone where I’m better able to push my creativity without habits of my experiences in landscape painting.
Many hours were spent on this work as it was an experimental learning process. On a few occasions, the camera missed some reworking…

Inspirational trip to the Isle of Arran

A recent trip to the Isle of Arran, Scotland shows me finding inspiration for a series of paintings of the island.
Using time lapse film, I capture some of the changing light conditions of the West coast of Scotland.

My wife Gill appears a few times and is due to have our 1st child in September.

Music from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Painting Demonstration on YOUTUBE

My first painting demo is now on YouTube for all interested in seeing my painting, “Glen Spean Light” progress from the initial ground to about 1/2 way through. Part 2 to follow in a week or so. Soundtrack: “The Music” “Welcome to the North”
Enjoy.
LINK

SCOTTISH RB Homepage

Check out the RB homepage. They’ve featured my painting “Beach at Loch Brittle” alongside some other fantastic Scottish Images. Well done to all. Mon the Scots!
If any of you clever people can post a pic of the homepage here that would be great!

NEW BOOK

At last it’s here, the 120 page blurb book inspired by the users of RedBubble! Take a look at the 1st 15pages, click the image.

The Scots Are Coming Interview

Answered a few questions Written by Kevin Skinner who hosts “The Scots Are Coming” group. here’s the LINK for anyone who fancies reading it.
This was done having won the “Perfect green and blue Scottish Summer” challenge with this image:

Exhibition 2009 Online Catalogue.

Thought I’d put up a link to my exhibition catalogue. If anyone’s in the area (Hamilton, near Glasgow) they are welcome to come along to the preview night.
The online version of my catalogue is HERE

Also thanks to everyone for kind comments about my third homepage feature. My painting, “Broadford Croft” still appears to be up there for now. Hurray.