Mixed media painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’


Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

Scottish Seascape

I painted this based on the photograph I took when I visited Stonehaven a few weeks ago.  Stonehaven is a lovely seaside town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Here are some photos I took..


Dunnottar Castle was amazing!


This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting


After I had done the rough underdrawing, I used drawing inks by Winsor&Newton to start painting. I found they are great for painting the sea and the sky!


Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land


Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture


I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !

Scottish Seascape


Trip to Vienna

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

I was in Vienna from Friday to Sunday to see Klimt’s paintings and to explore the city. First I visited Leopold museum in the Museum Quarter to see his paintings including ‘Death and Life’ and ‘On Lake Attersea’ The museum had great collections of Gustav Klimt’s and Egon Schiele’s works.

klimton lake attersee

On Saturday I went to Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s one of the most famous painting ‘Kiss’ The palace was amazing, and I loved the room which was displaying Klimt’s famous paintings.


On Sunday I went to Secession Museum which displays the 34 meter-long painting ‘Beethoven Frieze’ painted by Klimt. Secession was a new art association founded by Gustav Klimt and a number of other artists in 1896 to break away from the main establishment of Viennese artists.

secession secession2 secession3

Vienna was a beautiful city with lots of museums, magnificent cathedrals and a lovely river view of Danube (Donau). If you haven’t been there yet, it’s worth visiting 🙂