You know what makes me grumpy? All the Grumpy Old Men who appeared on the BBC TV series were younger than me, that's what makes me grumpy. Mutter, mutter....

The Grumpy Old Artist

The Grumpy Old Artist
Would YOU pose for this man???

Exhibition Poster

Exhibition Poster
Catterline Event, 2011

Oil Painting by Jim Tait

Oil Painting by Jim Tait
Helford River, Cornwall

Oil Painting by Jim Tait

Oil Painting by Jim Tait
Full-riggers "Georg Stage" and "Danmark"

Other Recent Works

Other Recent Works
Fordyce Castle and Village

Hay's Dock, Lerwick

Shetland-model Boats at Burravoe, Yell

Tall Ships Seascape

The Tour Boat "Dunter III", with Gannets, off Noss

The "Karen Ann II" entering Fraserburgh harbour

Summer Evening, Boyndie Bay

1930s Lerwick Harbour

Johnshaven Harbour

"Seabourn Legend"

Greeting Cards!

Greeting Cards!
Now Available in Packs of Five or in Assorted Sets of Four

Sunday, 21 February 2010

CONSIGNMENTS AND CORNS

While my body continues to display symptoms of premature decomposition, artwork progress has been maintained at a reasonable rate this week. On Monday morning, after ordering a fresh supply of Scholl's corn cushions from an online pharmacy (not a spammer!) and digesting some paracetamol to dull the pain of a headache which had been plaguing me since the previous evening, I hied me hither to the post office to send a painting to Surrey and a print to Argyll. Both recipients have since been in touch with glowing reports of their new acquisitions. This is what makes the job of self-employed artist such a rewarding one - it's certainly not the money!

Work on the two commissioned paintings has continued apace, but it has been to the exclusion of other artwork, which has to wait its turn. There are, as yet, no exhibition dates for this year.

My evenings have been spent compiling the product database for my soon-to-be-updated website (www.tait-gallery.co.uk). My web designer, Igor Mournly, should be home from his Swedish holiday sometime this incoming week, and I would like to have all my groundwork done for his return. The sooner we get the new system up and running, the happier I will be. Dare I hope for richer?

May you have riches untold this week!

1 comment:

Carole said...

I lived for a short year alongside the ocean and grew to love fishing boats.
After many failed attempts to paint them, I can truly appreciate your work. You are a very talented painter