so I am putting on an art show. got a kick ass venue, sweet display boards being delivered and I just need to fill it with about 100 awesome artists. the fist 50 have been selected. If you have a painter friend then they really want to be emailing me. like really. this should be awesome.
I love spring, last year the cherry trees in Kelvingrove Park inspired me to do some Blossom painting, a theme which I enjoyed so much continues to this day with my paper cut blossom picture last month.
Never thought it would necessitate an actual specific section on my website! http://www.gilliesart.com/portfolio/blossom-paintings/
cheers but its just for fun I’m not interested in plays and followers really.
Sepia Ink / Acrylic Paint / Paper Cut / Fine Liner on 250gm Paper A2
This painting is a combination of techniques and materials including the application of many, many, individually cut rice paper blossoms that are tinted and attached to the painting to create a 3D element. It took a long time, not only to make the blossoms but to attach them in the right areas to create the desired…
Spray Paint / Acrylic Paint / Fine Liner
Canvas 48×48 inches
This painting went through 3 phases, the first rendition was ruined by bad varnish. I managed to remove and reworked the paint work and image to produce ‘Moonlight Tree’. After being photographed I decided to do further work and this became ‘Unexpected Snow’.
Prints available from the Tree Paintings section on