Month: January 2013

A slew of Scottish artists (well, a few anyway)

I’m a bit behind schedule owing to a wonderful weekend on Salt Spring where I ate, socialized,  danced and led dances at the Salt Spring Island Scottish Country Dance Club‘s 20th annual Robbie Burn‘s evening.   Thinking about Robbie Burns got me wondering about Scottish artists. I could only come up with two off the

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Joseph Plaskett – a floral celebration!

  Okay, I can’t stand it any longer, I just have to share Joseph Plaskett’s remarkable floral oil paintings. Luckily there is a continuing theme from previous blogs and that is, as in many of his pastels, Plaskett sometimes leaves part of the support, in this case canvas, bare. You’ll be able to see this

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Joseph Plaskett landscape pastels – paper untouched!

  Since my post on Whistler’s pastels, I have become more alert to pastels that really utilize the colour of the paper as part of the overall look of the piece. Yesterday, I was flipping through my catalogues of work by Joseph Plaskett and had to hit my forehead because here, in front of me,

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