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About Jane Glue — orkney artist

Going Abstract- creating an abstract painting, stage one

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Going Abstract- creating an  abstract painting, stage one

I used this image of the interior of Kirbuster farm museum in Orkney as my 'beginning' because I felt that it had a lot of possibilities for abstraction. I took it with my camera phone on an open day at the museum when the peat fire was lit which added to the wonderful atmosphere there on the day. I like the photo because there are a lot of different shapes, textures and tonal qualities within the image that I felt would help me create the final artworks. I particularly like the sweeping form of the straw rope which hangs from...

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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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Orkney Artist Jane Glue biography

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Orkney Artist Jane Glue biography
Jane studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in1975-76 and Harrow school of art, London from 1982-85, graduating  with an HND in Art and design/Illustration. Jane opened her own gallery, Shorelines gallery in Kirkwall, Orkney on returning home in 1987. In 2005 she moved to her studio/gallery-shop in the village of Finstown. She has sold her prints, original work and other products worldwide. Jane sold her gallery in 2016 and moved to her new studio in Kirkwall at The Creative Hub in Hatston, giving her more time to paint and further her artistic development.

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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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June is the month for wildflowers!

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June is the month for wildflowers!

June is my favourite month in Orkney! The colours and smells of all the wildflowers are wonderful. In early June we have the celadines and marsh marigolds which appear out of our freshwater streams, all a few weeks later than down south and this year especially late as Orkney has been dry and cold.

A visit to the secret garden of Happy Valley is a must in early June also, just to see and feel the bluebells which grow below the trees that surround 'Edwin's' cottage.

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