Saturday, September 21, 2019

Painting in the landscape and other matters

©2019 Fiona Dempster - Water connection cover on gravel
Creativity today took a few forms including: painting more of elderly neighbours barn roof; paving around the sewerage inspection pit; adding a little touch of art to the gravel; and finishing the painting of the shed and the new workshop/studio bench.

As you can case from the photos it was a glorious day to be outside working. I have done three sessions painting the barn roof with tar paint. What a setting to do it in - views of Armadale Bay and sheep in the croft next door.

©2019 Fiona Dempster - Painting in plain air - refreshing the old barn roof.
©2019 Fiona Dempster - Painting at the end of the day - Armadale Bay in the background
What started out as doing drainage work around the sewage inspection pit resulted in Fiona and I gravelling the area over the drains and paving using the bricks that came out of the old redundant heaters that were originally in the cottage.

©2019 Fiona Dempster - Remodelling the area around the sewage inspection pit
©2019 Fiona Dempster - Paving at the back of the shed
Scottish water replaced a leaking water connection and threw the old cover in the grass - we rescued it as we thought it was a wee art piece - cement and rust and all.

©2019 Fiona Dempster - Found object as art???
The work on the shed/workshop/studio is all but finished. Soon I will be working in there.

©2019 Fiona Dempster - Work in progress
A big day in all - so a glass of wine is well deserved!!!!


  1. Hi MC, Anon & P - thanks for comments. Though we have been busy we are also enjoying. Some of the work for the neighbours is about building connections and being part of the community not just visitors. Go well. B


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