Piece description from the artist
Bladnoch River is in the south western part of Scotland and runs next to the Bladnoch Distillery, a boutique whisky brewing establishment near Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway. The Bladnoch is a pleasant river set in rural surroundings in the Machars of Galloway. The river rises out of Loch Maberry and gently weaves its way over moors, forestry and farmland before entering the Solway at Wigtown Bay.
The landscape around the Bladnoch is visually very attractive with little development having taken place. There are only three settlements along the length of the Bladnoch – Bladnoch village, where this was painted, Wigtown, and Kirkcowan. The unspoiled natural environment is host to a wide variety of wildlife with otters, deer and even ospreys being sighted in the river's vicinity.
This was painted during a 3 week painting trip in Scotland and Southern France.
Originally from upstate New York, Elizabeth Tucker moved to Southern California in her early twenties. While she had always worked with her hands in the "needle arts" it was her husband who encouraged Elizabeth to begin drawing and painting when he gave her an easel as a gift. Seeking teachers who would instruct her in the classical tradition, Elizabeth studied at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) and the Art Center College of Design and took private classes with artists "Ryan Wurmser":http://ryanwurmseratelier.blogspot.com/ and "Aaron Westerberg":http://www.westerberg-fineart.com. She is in the process of getting her Masters of Studio Art at the prestigious Florence Academy.
Although the majority of her work is in oil, Elizabeth enjoys working in other mediums such as ink, pastel, block prints and watercolor.
A multi-award winning artist and certified instructor in the Michael Wilcox School of Colour, Elizabeth is a juried member of the Women Painters West. In addition, she is a sought out teacher in classical painting and drawing.
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