It's going to be our first exhibition as the new (hosts? runners? managers? I refuse to say 'curators') of the Coldstream Gallery, and we're very excited by the artists and work we've got lined up to show. I designed the new publicity material. The aim was to design something that people would want to keep. I don't know if it's that, but I like it.
The interesting textured finish on the rust one I achieved by putting it in the oven in order to try and dry off the painted edges, only it was far too hot and the paint bubbled. I got it out before it was 'dry' to the point of needing to be extinguished, but I quite liked what happened as a result even if it was completely accidental and fairly idiotic. Don't dry oil paintings in the oven. For one thing, it smells.
All four paintings will be exhibited in the Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso as part of 'Absent Friends,' a sort of little sibling to the Art @ Ancrum weekend, which is happening Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th of May. Lots of talent on view there as always, so make some time to go and have a look.