Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Updates & Chat


Hmm, end of February and I haven't updated once this year.  Busy times.  Been catching up on commissions, a couple of highland coos, a few sea canvasses, this n that.  Am going to exhibit at Pittenweem Arts Festival again this August.  Looking forward to it already.  Going to have to start producing some new artwork for that!  My artwork is tending to sell straight from my Facebook art page (Katie Littlefield Art) fairly quickly.  All good.

January Storm - 120 x 100cm sold

Michaela - 1m square canvas - sold

Mwai - 1m square box canvas - sold

Poppies - 80cm square - sold

Poppies & Daisies - 80cm square - sold

Portnahaven, Islay - commission

Storm's End - 120 x 80cm - sold

View from above Crinan - 40cm sq - commission

Vitamin Sea - 120 x 100cm - sold

Arran from West Kilbride - 100 x 30cm - sold

Total failure at keeping this blogspot up-to-date.  I can't understand what happened to October and November..?  Actually 2018?  Been very busy, not just painting.  Life gets in the way sometimes.

My East Renfrewshire Art Club annual winter show is fast approaching - SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER, CLARKSTON HALL, 10-4pm.  I need to finish a couple of paintings for that, so I'd better crack on.  

Machair - 120 x 40cm SOLD

I DID have five big paintings, but I'm delighted to say that I only have two of them left.  I have really enjoyed painting big.  I think I'm going to do more.  My Plockton painting looks just stunning in situ (but the room was stunning even without it!!)

So, I was hoping to take some time out and relax after Pittenweem, but that hasn't happened.  All good though.  A few commissions and orders have come through off the back of the festival, which is amazing.  I have FIVE big original paintings to unveil next week after my client has chosen one.

In the meantime, I've updated my post (MOST RECENT PAINTINGS) with some beachy beauties from Barra and Arisaig which I've just completed and a Crail painting which has gone to a lovely couple I met in Pittenweem. ☺


oh my goodness.  I have never been so exhausted/delighted/buzzing/etc etc. 

Had the BEST time in Pittenweem.  Loved everything about it.  Our venue was fantastic, nice bright clean garage with big driveway outside.  The weather, bar one day was dry & sunny, meaning we could display work and browsers outside, giving more space for people to view the work inside the garage.

West Shore, Pittenweem

We had a great preview night, lots of visitors, lots of prosecco consumed!  The first weekend was crazy busy with customers and sales.  The week was a little quieter, but still good fun, meeting so many lovely people and making new friends along the way.

Myself and Pauline Austin

Great to hang out in such a beautiful place, with an awesome view over the harbour and views of the Isle of May and Bass Rock in the Forth.  I don't think I sat down for ten days and I barely slept at night time as I was so buzzing from the day's activity.  Loved it all.

Our "Garage with a View" Gallery

22 paintings sold, 40 something prints and a stack of my greetings cards.  Commissions and orders still coming in.  I think that was a pretty successful and thoroughly enjoyable first festival.  Amazing.  Happy.


25th July.. A couple of weeks of hard graft and I'm pretty pleased with what I've managed to produce.  The kids are getting fed up of the delegated household chores including making dinner.  It's good for them, ahem.

I've just delivered my final batch of paintings to the framer to be ready for Pittenweem next week.  I leave next Thursday, my Mum's campervan will be bursting at the seams with artwork.  I'll be at Venue 19.

Still pinching myself I'm doing this.  For so many years now, people have asked me, are you doing Pittenweem this year?  I've always said, no way! That's for proper artists.. maybe one day in the future when the kids are older.  Now I'm actually going.  Eeeeeeek.

12th July! Getting so close now.  Nervous, excited, busy in equal proportions.  I picked up 8 paintings from the framers yesterday, really pleased how they've turned out.  Amazing what a nice frame and piece of glass do.

I'm away to pick up art greetings cards this afternoon too.  Lots of admin.  Photographing work, cataloging, ordering prints, bubble wrap. Not enough hours in the day... particularly when Wimbledon is on TV right now... hmmm

It's the 1st of May and I'm starting to feel a bit panicky about Pittenweem.  I have been over to Fife to take lots of photos of the East Neuk to paint, but other things have got in the way so far.  Lots of commissions though, so all good.  

Today, I'm going to get started with a beach scene of Elie.  As soon as I log off laptop... 

So is it too late on 14 March to have a New Year's Resolution?  Na.  I'm going to keep a bit more on top of my blogspot, have been giving my Facebook Art page far too much attention recently.

Very exciting news! After years of being an admiring visitor, I am finally taking a venue and bringing my artwork to the prestigious, beautiful Pittenweem Arts Festival.  This year, the dates are August 4th to 12th.  See the website for more details of the artists exhibiting.  It's WELL worth a visit.  A fantastic day (or two, or three) out.

So I'm busy working towards that, in between completing commissions - I have a wedding gift, a wedding anniversary gift and a 60th birthday present that I'm working on just now.

Better get back to work then...  Chat soon x

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Most Recent Paintings

If you need more details on size, frame, medium, price, please do feel free to  contact me.  Some may be going into gallery exhibitions in the near future.  07793 717696

The Sea (120 x 80cm deep edge canvas)  SOLD

Bluebell Woods (SOLD)

Flash Mob (SOLD)

FOMO (available)

Missy (sold, limited edition prints available)

Vatersay Thistles (available)

Home of Golf (sold, limited edition prints available)

Raining Cats and Dogs (SOLD)

Arisaig (1 metre square in chunky handpainted frame - sold)

Glen Coe (1 metre square in chunky handpainted frame - SOLD)

Plockton (1 metre square in chunky handpainted frame - sold)

Path to the Dunes, West Sands, St Andrews (1 metre square in chunky handpainted frame - SOLD)

White Horses (1 metre square in chunky handpainted frame - sold)

Arisaig Blues and Greens (available in studio)
65 x 55cm

Water's Edge, The Maze Tiree (available in studio)
108 x 77cm in frame

Traigh Mhor, Barra (available in studio)
65 x 55cm

Barra Waves (sold)

Sand Dunes, Traigh Mhor, Barra (available in studio)
75 x 65cm

Barra (SOLD)

Clash of the Mermaids (SOLD)
58 x 50cm

Gaggles of Girls (available)
70 x 52cm

Hebridean Machair (sold, prints available)

Larking About (SOLD)

Postcard from Pittenweem (SOLD)

Sea (SOLD)

Shrinking Violets (SOLD)

Silver Sands of Morar (SOLD)

Sparkling Inlet, Tiree (available)
75cm sq

St Andrews West Sands (available)
105 x 55cm

St Andrews West Sands Colour Study II (SOLD)

Tiree Machair (available)
65 x 55cm

Tobermory (available)
76cm sq

Wild Flowers, Blue Sky (SOLD)

Approaching Storm, Calgary Bay, Mull (available)
65 x 55cm

Dark Clouds over Harris (SOLD)
54cm sq

Kiloran Bay, Colonsay (sold)

Luskentytre Sands (sold)

Pittenweem Harbour (SOLD, prints available)

Seilebost, Harris (SOLD)

Sollas, North Uist (SOLD)

St Andrews West Sands Colour Study I (available)
44 x 39cm

Boats in Scarinish Harbour, Tiree (for sale.  Prints available)
65 x 55cm

Elie (for sale.  Prints available)
65 x 55cm

Stiarna & Holy Isle (private commission)

Loch Lomond View (sold)

Port Charlotte, Islay (for sale in studio)
78cm sq

Gott Bay, Tiree (available in studio)
70 x 60cm

An Lochan Uaine (The Green Lochan, Cairngorms) SOLD

Shoreside Cottages, Barra (SOLD)

Crinan Ferry (SOLD)

Waves on The Maze, Tiree  (SOLD, prints available)

Ocean Surge (SOLD)
78cm sq

Sailann Mara (SOLD)

Soroby Bay, Tiree (sold)

Stoirm Gael Alainn (sold)

Waiting for Tide to Turn (sold)

Sun Sets over Arran (for sale in studio)
65 x 55cm

Balevullin Bay, Tiree (SOLD prints available)

Gott Bay Reflections, Tiree (SOLD)
65 x 52cm 

Sand Dunes on The Maze, Tiree (SOLD, prints available)

The Maze, Tiree  (SOLD)

Bass Rock from Ravensheugh Beach (SOLD, prints available)

Sailing off Eigg (sold)

Scarinish Harbour, Tiree (SOLD prints available)

Boats moored off Millport (SOLD)

Crinan (available in house studio)
75 x 65cm

Tobermory Dawn (SOLD in Wee Lochan)

Golden Seas over to Arran (SOLD)

Adrift - 1m sqare canvas (sold)

Sea Salt (sold)

Balmaha Sunset, Loch Lomond (SOLD)

Crossapol, Tiree (for sale in studio)

Holy Loch Sunset (SOLD)
44 x 38cm

Luskentyre (SOLD)

Puffin Nonsense (sold in Thistle Gallery, Glasgow)

Silver Light over Millport (sold)

St Andrews Seahorses (SOLD)

Tiree Beach Hut (for sale in studio, prints available)

Iona Rocks (SOLD
St Monans (SOLD)
65 x 55cm

Loch Rannoch (sold)

White Strand of the Monks, Iona (SOLD)

Blue Tit on Grey
(Lots of other birds available!)

White Strand of the Monks, Iona (SOLD)

Loch Lomond Postcard (sold)

Anemones in Square Glass Vase (available)
36 x 39cm

Berneray, Outer Hebrides (SOLD)
Pink Lemonade (sold)

Staffa (for sale, in studio)
60 x 53cm 

Afternoon Sun, Millport (sold)

Freewheeling (SOLD)

Iona Towards Mull (SOLD)

Cornish Harbour (for sale in studio)
57cm sq