Monday, August 12, 2019

Updates & Chat

MONDAY 12 AUGUST
Back home in Glasgow. Drying out. Unloading van. Tidying house. Sorting out paintings.  Far too many came back with me sadly.  Pittenweem suffered some fairly mixed weather which badly affected the Arts Festival.  Flooding on Wednesday caused the Festival car park to be closed for the rest of the event.  The management of contingency parking wasn't ideal (don't start me) so as a result, along with the bad weather, the footfall was way down on last year.

I'm still to do my admin but I think I sold about 12 originals and loads of prints so not a total waste.  I still had a great time and loved meeting loads of new people.  Thank you if you came to say hello.  However, I'm looking forward to getting proper sleeps now in my own bed and not getting woken up at 4am every day by the noisy seagulls!!

I have a large stock of original paintings left - anyone welcome to come round to my house in Jordanhill to see what I have.  Just call me 07793 717696 to arrange a time.  


31/07/19
Final paintings back from framers.  
Everything catalogued, labelled, bubblewrapped and in the van for the off tomorrow.  
Very excited.  
Also very busy.  
Must remember to sleep tonight...

Preview evening: FRIDAY 2 AUG, 7pm.  Prosecco o'clock!  
Yippppeee, bring it on!



23/07/19
Since returning from Tiree on Saturday I have been hard at it, finishing a few more pieces off.  Away to to the framers to get the last few framed up.  Here's one I finished today from a photo I took on Tiree last week:


Scarinish Thistles



12/07/19
Less panic now.  Lots of very long days working - luckily, I love painting.  

3 WEEKS UNTIL THE PREVIEW NIGHT AT PITTENWEEM ARTS FESTIVAL.
If you're in the area on Friday 2 August, please come to see Pauline and myself at venue 51, Bruce's Wynd from 7pm.  We will have prosecco - and will be better stocked this year - we ran out quite quickly last year!





02/07/19
I will not panic.  Plenty of time left to finish the piles of "almost finished" paintings all over my studio.  Must go to framers.  Must check print inventory. Must go to shops, must check children not on ipad all day. Must cut the grass, again.  Website updated, tick.

13/06/19

June? How exactly?
My venue catalogue number at Pittenweem this year is 51, with my friend Pauline Austin.  Am being very productive just now getting artwork produced and framed. 

Images of new work can be found in "Most Recent Paintings" folder.  Or on my Facebook page: Katie Littlefield Art



20/02/19

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!  


January Storm - 120 x 100cm sold

Michaela - 1m square canvas - sold

Mwai - 1m square box canvas - sold


Poppies & Daisies - 80cm square - sold

Portnahaven, Islay - commission







26/11/18
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.  



01/10/18
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!!)























26/09/18
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. ☺

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13/08/18
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.

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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.

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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


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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... 

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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.

www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk

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

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. 

littlefield_katie@yahoo.co.uk  07793 717696



Balemartine Blackhouse, Tiree (available)

Coll (available)


Elie Sunburst (sold)


Iona and Daisies (available)


Scarinish Thistles (sold) 
West Shore, Pittenweem (sold)


Jura and Daisies (acrylic) - reserved
Crail (sold)



Mums' Night Out (sold)


Rule the World (available)


West Shore, Pittenweem (acrylic) - available



Achmelvich (sold)

Beach Patterns, Achmelvich (sold)

Seaside Flowers, Barra (sold)

Sunshine Rocks, Mellon Udrigle (available)

Western Isles Machair (sold)



Eriskay Breeze (available)


Zephyrs, Iona (available)


Loch Lomond Bluebells (available)


Mellon Udrigle (available)


North Uist Sand Dunes (available)


Paddling at Sandeels (private commission)


Sanna Bay (available)


Seilebost, Harris (available)


View of Crinan (private commission)


Vitamin Sea (sold)


Arran from West Kilbride (private commission)


Atlantic Breakers (sold)


Elie Sunrise (sold)





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







Missy (sold, limited edition prints available)


Vatersay Thistles (available)


Home of Golf (sold, limited edition prints available)
















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 (sold)
75 x 65cm






Gaggles of Girls (available)
70 x 52cm










Sparkling Inlet, Tiree (available)
75cm sq


St Andrews West Sands (available)
105 x 55cm



Tiree Machair (available)
65 x 55cm


Tobermory (sold)
76cm sq









Pittenweem Harbour (SOLD, prints available)




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 and Holy Isle (private commission)



Port Charlotte, Islay (sold)
78cm sq



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





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








Sun Sets over Arran (sold)
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)



Scarinish Harbour, Tiree (SOLD prints available)



Crinan (in Helensburgh Art Club Sale August 19)
75 x 65cm



Crossapol, Tiree (for sale in studio)



Luskentyre (SOLD)


Puffin Nonsense (sold in Thistle Gallery, Glasgow)




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



St Monans (SOLD)
65 x 55cm

Loch Rannoch (sold)




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










Loch Lomond Postcard (sold)

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


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









Iona Towards Mull (SOLD)










Cornish Harbour (for sale in studio)
57cm sq