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Introducing my new hand finished/embellished prints

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Introducing my new hand finished/embellished prints

An interesting way to add value to an artist's artwork and for the purchaser is to produce embellished prints. I am starting with just four to begin with and they are now on my site at  Unique hand finished/embellished prints – www.janeglue.com A lot of my more recent paintings have been in mixed media using all sorts of materials from collage to cold wax so I thought it would be interesting to add some different elements to a few of my print designs. So far I have used acrylic paint, (quite thickly), oil crayons, collage and gold and silver leaf....

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My favourite bird, the arctic tern

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My favourite bird, the arctic tern

Each year in May, the arctic terns arrive in Orkney, about 13,500 all together, doing a return trip to the southern ocean of about 15000 miles, they are one of the most well travelled birds. They have several nesting sites in Orkney, Papa Westray being one of the biggest. I usually visit the colony ay Northside in Birsay, not far from The Brough of Birsay. This year I made several visits and one particularly enjoyable visit was early one morning. The light was very bright and the terns shone bright white against the vibrant blue sky ducking and diving in...

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New work in print for 2021 by Orkney artist Jane Glue

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New work in print for 2021 by Orkney  artist Jane Glue

 Although I have mainly concentrated on painting with watercolours for most of my career as an artist, I now enjoy exploring with lots of different materials, particularly acrylics, collage and more recently cold wax.. Rather than brush strokes, I often find that you can create different marks using scrapers, old credit cards and found items such as twigs and seaweed. These last two years I have been particularly obsessed with birds! from our gorgeous puffins to gannets, terns and crows, I just love birds! Other subjects that I have been working on are a derelict caravan that I discovered at...

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Orkney Landmarks

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Orkney Landmarks

Orkney has many famous landmarks. The most famous must be The Ring of Brodgar which I have painted many times over the years and at all times of the year. In June/July the Ring is surrounded by dandelions and other wildflowers and later in September, the heather blooms in wonderful colours of purple and pinks. Orkney's sunsets can be spectacular too and Brodgar makes for a great setting with the dark silhouette's of the stones against the luminous sky. In wintertime, if we have snow, the landscape changes again and the colours become more muted.  Another famous Orkney landmark has...

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Dr John Rae the Orkney explorer

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Dr John Rae the Orkney explorer

I’ve always known about John Rae, there is a memorial in St Magnus Cathedral which shows the explorer lying down, his gun by his side, and I knew about Clestrain and that John Rae had lived there. But it was only after my mother, who after reading Ken McGoogan’s book on John Rae, Fatal Passage , had insisted on my sister and I taking her out to see the house of Clestrain that I became more interested in John Rae’s story............

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