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Art by Nicola McLean · 6M ago

The illusion of water - Fine Art Seen competition entry

'Stones in the river' - acrylic on canvas 30cm x 30cmCamera phones are great, aren't they? I mean, I have an actual camera that's really pretty good but I tend to use it for photographing my...
Art by Nicola McLean · 7M ago

A new dimension...polymer clay dog art

'Staffie and Westie polymer clay 'cake toppers'!Last Friday night, I went out for a Chinese meal with the staff and other volunteers from the animal shelter for my friend, Christine's birthd...
Art by Nicola McLean · 7M ago

Namasté...a portrait of a pig

'Namasté' - Acrylic on canvas 20cm x 20cmSo, it seems as though my mojo has decided to come back. Despite already having a heap of ideas and reference photos to work on, I got the urge to pa...
Art by Nicola McLean · 7M ago

Between the mountains and the sea...a landscape

'Between the mountains and the sea' - 4 x 4 inchesIt's been over a month since I last blogged and probably that long since I last painted. It seems that my artistic mojo has decided to go on...
Art by Nicola McLean · 8M ago

Converse with the cosmos...

First things first, yesterday was my 6th blogaversary. I only remembered thanks to Facebook and its memory prompts because I'd mentioned it last year on my 5th blogaversary. This is the 434t...
Art by Nicola McLean · 9M ago

Driven to abstraction...

'Mood #1' - acrylic on canvas 50.5cm x 40.5cm x 1.5cmHave you ever heard of Schrödinger's cat? The link can explain it better than I can but the idea was that a (theoretical)cat was put in a...
Art by Nicola McLean · 9M ago

Hold it together...kilt pins and campervans

'Hold it together' - acrylic on box canvas 5x5 inches (12.5 x 12.5cm) So, kilt pins. They're designed to protect a Scotsman's modesty, being worn on the lower right hand side of the apron of...
Art by Nicola McLean · 9M ago

On reflection...a landscape

On reflection - acrylic on canvas 50 x 20 cm So, I've just got back from a very lovely few days in London with my sister and Skye. I left my sister's house at 6.30 yesterday morning for a fl...
Art by Nicola McLean · 9M ago

Guernsey Shores...one scene many views

'Guernsey Shores' - acrylic on canvas 5x5 inches (12.5 x 12.5cm)Artfinder, one of the online galleries where I sell my paintings, has a really good forum section where artists can ask questi...
Art by Nicola McLean · 10M ago

Between the lines...a zebra

'Between the lines' - acrylic on canvas 24 x 30cm (9.5 x 11.5 inches)The zebra's stripes represent a blending and balancing of opposites, the yin and yang, illusion and reality - the white o...