Thursday, December 8, 2016

Catching up

It's been quite a long time since I've posted anything here, there's just so much to occupy my time on the internet these days. I now have a couple of Google+ collections: "A Picture of Northern Scotland", where I post paintings of landmark locations with a bit of background information, and "Keith Tilley Watercolours", where I post some of my latest work as I produce it. Although I don't like Facebook most people seem to be active there at the moment, so I post there regularly as well and it has led to a few sales.

In the real world, I have been painting more small pieces recently. They are proving to be quite popular, partly I think because they are lower-priced, but also because they make good presents, especially at this time of year. Below are some examples. They are all watercolours and are 13 x 18 cm or 5 x 7 inches.


 "The Dounreay Dome"



"Backlass Township"



"Evening Light at Ackergill Tower"



 "Highland Cattle"



 "Causeymire Peat Workings" 


 "Sunburst at Scotscalder"

4 comments:

  1. These are very nice Keith . We are of the same mind about painting a bit smaller... Very recently I read how one of my bloggers has started painting some smaller paintings and how well it works out for her.
    I've always had a hard time with anything larger than 11x14". So I was feeling better about that..
    For you it must be a breeze. Wishing you Happy Holidays from Florida
    Barbra Joan

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    1. Hi Barbra Joan,
      I found these small ones harder at first. It wasn't the painting, which was actually easier to control at such a small size, but choosing the subjects. Not everything works in such a restricted space, and there needs to be a strong focus and range of values.

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  2. Lovely littel gems Keith!!

    Yes it's hard to devide your time online isn't it. I too start to think of leaving Facebook it's becoming more and more like a marketingtool without any reconsideration of what others might think of your postings. I like to have (some) control over what I see on internet and what not, ... to see these little marvelous sketches for example, just splendid!!

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    1. Thanks René, Facebook does get annoying doesn't it, with all their "recommendations" and "memories" etc.

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