Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell

I love the description of the place, Val and the names of the burns- wonder what the story behind that is. Your painting doesn't reflect sorrow in any way and I love the vibrant colours and the shapes you've created. It's a painting that's full of joy and is certainly eye catching - do some more like this!

I like this Val because apart from being an eye catching painting, it's different! I do admire you for using a different medium than you're used to and for painting a semi abstract which works well! It's all too easy for all of us I feel, to keep churning out the same type of safe work, work which we know will turn out alright and not to move on and try something different as you have done here and throughout your super gallery.. I like the format, bold colour and I do like gouache paint for it's matt finish. Well done!

This is a really lovely Scottish landscape Val. the towering backdrop of mountains and the castle complimented with the colourful trees in the foreground. It is an uplifting painting.

Full of joy and colour :)

Beautiful colours Val. I like the format too.

Wow Val....wonderful painting. So bright, so different love it!

Vibrant painting Val - love it

Catching eye painting Val, lovely composition and colours

Thank you so much Jane, Louise, Christine,Sarah, Carole,Fiona, Glennis and Petra. Louise, hubby keeps saying I should try and master one style before attempting another. Do you think he's trying to tell me something? The saying Jack of all Trades springs to mind.....:)

Yes Val, but you'll never know unless you try!

Such a gorgeous palette, Val, and a super painting. Beautifully composed.

Many thanks Seok.

Love this one Val, and I love your gallery, as Louise says it's all too easy to keep churning out what you know will work!

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Felt like trying something completely different for me so dug out my tubes of gouache which I don't use very often. The result is a semi abstract painting of Castle Campbell which sits in the Ochils at Dollar in central Scotland. The castle sits at the joining of two burns, the Burn of Sorrow and the Burn of Care. With such sombre names I thought I'd try and lift the gloominess with a bit of colour. Think I might have gone a bit mad LOL Thanks for looking.

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Val Kenyon

I am a self taught artist or, as I like to say, I'm "unrestricted by formal teaching" which probably explains my mish mash of styles. I paint in most media, watercolour, gouache, oil, coloured pencil and my favourite, soft pastels. I'm inspired by the Scottish landscape, nature and animals and…

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