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Frances Macdonald New Paintings


Frances Macdonald New Paintings 1 – 24 December 2010

The Scottish Gallery 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ Tel 0131 558 1200 Email mail@scottish-gallery.co.uk www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

Front cover: 1 Rock Caught Pinks, Iona oil on canvas 61 x 81 cms 24 x 32 inches Back cover: 2 A Little Gem oil on canvas 10 x 10 cms 4 x 4 inches


Foreword

This is only our second show from Frances Macdonald so that after the huge success of her first show in 2009 this represents a triumphant return. But more we can recognize in her an enduring talent and can look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. Her deep familiarity with the landscape, sea and coasts of the West coupled with the bravura technique she has developed with a palette knife, allowing her to work in front of the subject with all the energy and urgency our climate demands, have reached full fruition in this body of work. As ever she started on Iona, a spiritual place of arrival and departure and continued by yacht to remote anchorages and by coastal paths with glorious views of the Mull of Kintyre. The view from her studio allows Frances to sample in every season and weather: the turbid waters of the Corryvreckan across to Jura, the comings and goings of the prawn boats and tall ships are seen from the high perspective of her vantage point above Crinan. The high points of summer invite us to picnic, while in the next picture a cruel Atlantic wave blasts us with spray and ozone; a full gale on its way. All is persuaded into the most satisfying of compositions, the artist’s sophistication allowing the poetry of her subject to become permanent. Guy Peploe Managing Director, The Scottish Gallery


3 A Glimpse of Ben Mhor oil on canvas 45.5 x 40.5 cms 18 x 16 inches

4 The North End, Iona oil on canvas 76 x 101.5 cms 30 x 40 inches


5 Emerald Shallows, Port Bhan oil on canvas 45.5 x 51 cms 18 x 20 inches 6 Lunga on the Horizon oil on canvas 45.5 x 51 cms 18 x 20 inches

7 Seal Bay oil on canvas 45.5 x 51 cms 18 x 20 inches 8 Staffa Beckons oil on canvas 45.5 x 51 cms 18 x 20 inches

9 Jagged Coastline near Musdale, Kintyre oil on canvas 61 x 81 cms 24 x 32 inches


10 Snow on Mull oil on canvas 61 x 86 cms 24 x 34 inches

11 Dutchman’s Cap from Calbha, Iona oil on canvas 61 x 86 cms 24 x 34 inches


12 The Widest Ebb, White Strand of the Monks oil on canvas 61 x 86 cms 24 x 34 inches

13 Breezy Day – Calbha – Iona oil on canvas 61 x 81 cms 24 x 32 inches


14 Seapinks, Ribwort and Lichen at Ronachan, Kintyre oil on canvas 61 x 81 cms 24 x 32 inches

15 Approaching Storm – Balevullin oil on canvas 61 x 81 cms 24 x 32 inches


16 Late Afternoon, Kilmory Knap oil on canvas 61 x 81 cms 24 x 32 inches

17 Lapis and Jade, Sound of Iona oil on canvas 61 x 81 cms 24 x 32 inches


18 Cottages on Gigha from Cleit oil on canvas, 91.5 x 152.5 cms, 36 x 60 inches


19 Lucent as a Prism for Days until a Westerly Blows oil on canvas 91.5 x 152.5 cms 36 x 60 inches


20 Possible Force Seven, The Mull oil on canvas 91.5 x 152.5 cms 36 x 60 inches


21 Port Bhan – A Very Low Tide oil on canvas 101.5 x 127 cms 40 x 50 inches

22 Aquamarine – Iona oil on canvas 101.5 x 127 cms 40 x 50 inches


23 Eddies and Rockpools, Iona oil on canvas 101.5 x 127 cms 40 x 50 inches

24 Footprints on the Sands, Vatersay oil on canvas 30.5 x 40.5 cms 12 x 16 inches


25 Bluebell Wood, Duntrune oil on canvas 76 x 101.5 cms 30 x 40 inches


26 The Gribun Cliffs, Mull oil on canvas 40.5 x 45.5 cms 16 x 18 inches

27 Bull Hole, A Safe Anchorage oil on canvas 40.5 x 45.5 cms 16 x 18 inches

28 Gigha and Islay from Ronachan, Kintyre oil on canvas 51 x 61 cms 20 x 24 inches


29 Flood Tide, Port Bhan oil on canvas 40.5 x 45.5 cms 16 x 18 inches

30 Tarbert, Loch Fyne oil on canvas 51 x 61 cms 20 x 24 inches


31 Kishmul’s Castle – Castlebay oil on canvas 51 x 61 cms 20 x 24 inches

32 Along the Tidemark, Wavelets – Ronachan oil on canvas 51 x 61 cms 20 x 24 inches


33 Vatersay – Towards Port marker and Castlebay oil on canvas 30.5 x 40.5 cms 12 x 16 inches

34 Fladda Light from Cullipool oil on canvas 30.5 x 40.5 cms 12 x 16 inches


35 Bellochantuy – Kintyre oil on canvas 30.5 x 30.5 cms 12 x 12 inches

36 Surf’s Up, Tiree oil on canvas 30.5 x 30.5 cms 12 x 12 inches

37 Port na Fraig, Iona oil on canvas 30.5 x 30.5 cms 12 x 12 inches

38 Just over the Rocks to the Beach oil on canvas 30.5 x 30.5 cms 12 x 12 inches


39 Studio – “Pheasant’s Eye” oil on canvas 45.5 x 51 cms 18 x 20 inches

40 Poppies Have Their Day oil on canvas 25.5 x 25.5 cms 10 x 10 inches

41 End of Season Colour oil on canvas 30.5 x 30.5 cms 12 x 12 inches


42 Vetch and Thrift oil on canvas 30.5 x 30.5 cms 12 x 12 inches

43 A Break in the Clouds oil on canvas 15 x 20 cms 6 x 8 inches 44 Port Bhan from the 11th Tee oil on canvas 15 x 20 cms 6 x 8 inches

45 The Atlantic Beckons oil on canvas 15 x 20 cms 6 x 8 inches 46 Perched Pinks and Cara oil on canvas 15 x 20 cms 6 x 8 inches


47 Catkins and Snowdrops at my Studio oil on canvas 20 x 15 cms 8 x 6 inches 48 A Misty Inch Kenneth oil on canvas 20 x 15 cms 8 x 6 inches 49 Purple Paps of Jura oil on canvas 20 x 15 cms 8 x 6 inches

50 Daffodils in the Gloom, Studio oil on canvas 15 x 20 cms 6 x 8 inches 51 Shells are Scattered oil on canvas 15 x 20 cms 6 x 8 inches

52 Barra Head oil on canvas 15 x 20 cms 6 x 8 inches 53 Flowery Wee Gap oil on canvas 15 x 20 cms 6 x 8 inches

54 The Corryvreckan – Still and Calm – Studio oil on canvas 25.5 x 25.5 cms 10 x 10 inches

55 The Dorus Mhor Ahead oil on canvas 25.5 x 25.5 cms 10 x 10 inches


Additional works 56 “Tangles lie heaped in thousands, thrust and thrown.” Mull of Kintyre 57 Rhododendron Fragrentissima 58 Barra 59 Sanna Bay 60 The Old Lifeboat Station, Southend 61 The Stack – Gauldrons, Machrihanish 62 Inverleith Allotments 63 From the Jetty, Iona 64 OX Rock, Calbha, Iona 65 From the Dunes 66 Pink Cliffs of Mull from Storm Island 67 Black Rock and Back Eddies 68 Dusk, Port Bhan 69 The Waverley Slips By, Sound of Iona 70 Wind Driven Sands – Storm Island 71 Pebbles and Rock Pools 72 The Gauldrons – Machrihanish 73 Iona from Bull Hole, Mull 74 Prawn Boat arriving from Snowy Jura 75 Equinox – Machrihanish 76 Boats at Cassis 77 St Maxime 78 Cockle Strand, North Uist 79 Poltalloch Wood 80 Silver Birch and Bluebells 81 Flowers at the Coast 82 When the Westerly Blows 83 Almeria Maritima

Frances Macdonald

triptych, oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas oil on canvas

183 x 244 cms 152.5 x 101.5 cms 91.5 x 152.5 cms 61 x 81 cms 61 x 81 cms 51 x 61 cms 61 x 51 cms 45.5 x 51 cms 45.5 x 51 cms 45.5 x 51 cms 45.5 x 51 cms 40.5 x 45.5 cms 40.5 x 45.5 cms 40.5 x 45.5 cms 40.5 x 45.5 cms 40.5 x 45.5 cms 30.5 x 30.5 cms 30.5 x 30.5 cms 30.5 x 30.5 cms 30.5 x 30.5 cms 30.5 x 30.5 cms 30.5 x 30.5 cms 25.5 x 25.5 cms 25.5 x 20 cms 20 x 25.5 cms 15 x 20 cms 15 x 20 cms 15 x 20 cms

Some titles inspired by George Mackay Brown. His poem ‘Seascape’ is about my great friend and fellow artist, Gunnie Moberg. All works for sale on receipt of this catalogue.

72 x 96 inches 60 x 40 inches 36 x 60 inches 24 x 32 inches 24 x 32 inches 20 x 24 inches 24 x 20 inches 18 x 20 inches 18 x 20 inches 18 x 20 inches 18 x 20 inches 16 x 18 inches 16 x 18 inches 16 x 18 inches 16 x 18 inches 16 x 18 inches 12 x 12 inches 12 x 12 inches 12 x 12 inches 12 x 12 inches 12 x 12 inches 12 x 12 inches 10 x 10 inches 10 x 8 inches 8 x 10 inches 6 x 8 inches 6 x 8 inches 6 x 8 inches

Born Glasgow

1983 – 1986 Elected Council Member, SSWA

2004 – 2010 Elected Council Member, RGI

1975 1977 1988 1989 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2003 2005 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2009 2010

Solo Exhibitions Gallery Paton, Edinburgh Shore Gallery, Edinburgh Macaulay Gallery, Stenton Sue Rankin Gallery, London The R.G.I. Kelly Gallery, Glasgow The R.G.I. Kelly Gallery, Glasgow The R.G.I. Kelly Gallery, Glasgow The Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Portland Gallery, London Art 2001: The London Contemporary Art Fair Portland Gallery, London Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Portland Gallery, London Art 2005: The London Contemporary Art Fair Portland Gallery, London Portland Gallery, London Portland Gallery, London Portland Gallery, London The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Portland Gallery, London The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected Mixed Exhibitions Aberdeen Art Gallery Mclean Museum Greenock The Royal Scottish Academy The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Visual Arts Scotland The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Collections Adam and Company, Edinburgh BKR Haines Watts, CA, Glasgow Drummond Miller Solicitors, Edinburgh First National Bank, USA Fred Olsen Shipping Line Gleneagles Hotel Halifax I and H Brown Ltd Misys PLC Property Capital Group Royal Bank of Scotland Robert Fleming Holdings Stenna Shipping Line and Private Collections Worldwide


Published by The Scottish Gallery to coincide with the exhibition Frances Macdonald, New Paintings 1 – 24 December 2010 Exhibition can be viewed online at www.scottish-gallery.co.uk/francesmacdonald ISBN 978-1-905146-48-2 Designed by www.kennethgray.co.uk Photography by Matt Pia Printed by Stewarts All rights reserved. No part of this catalogue may be reproduced in any form by print, photocopy or by any other means, without the permission of the copyright holders and of the publishers.

16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ Tel 0131 558 1200 Email mail@scottish-gallery.co.uk Web www.scottish-gallery.co.uk


Frances Macdonald New Paintings 1 - 24 December 2010

1

Rock Caught Pinks, Iona

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

2

A Little Gem

oil on canvas, 4 x 4 ins, 10 x 10 cms

3

A Glimpse of Ben Mhor

oil on canvas, 18 x 16 ins, 45.5 x 40.5 cms

£2,100

4

The North End, Iona

oil on canvas, 30 x 40 ins, 76 x 101.5 cms

£4,850

5

Emerald Shallows, Port Bhan

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

6

Lunga on the Horizon

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

7

Seal Bay

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

8

Staffa Beckons

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

9

Jagged Coastline near Musdale, Kintyre

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

10

Snow on Mull

oil on canvas, 24 x 34 ins, 61 x 86 cms

£3,500

11

Dutchman's Cap from Calbha, Iona

oil on canvas, 24 x 34 ins, 61 x 86 cms

£3,500

12

The Widest Ebb, White Strand of the Monks

oil on canvas, 24 x 34 ins, 61 x 86 cms

£3,500

13

Breezy Day - Calbha - Iona

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

14

Seapinks, Ribwort & Lichen at Ronachan, Kintyre

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

15

Approaching Storm - Balevullin

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

16

Late Afternoon, Kilmory Knap

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

17

Lapis and Jade, Sound of Iona

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

18

Cottages on Gigha from Cleit

oil on canvas, 36 x 60 ins, 91.5 x 152.5 cms

£6,600

19

"Lucent as a prism for days until a westerly blows"

oil on canvas, 36 x 60 ins, 91.5 x 152.5 cms

£6,600

20

Possible Force Seven, The Mull

oil on canvas, 36 x 60 ins, 91.5 x 152.5 cms

£6,600

21

Port Bhan - A Very Low Tide

oil on canvas, 40 x 50 ins, 101.5 x 127 cms

£6,200

22

Aquamarine - Iona

oil on canvas, 40 x 50 ins, 101.5 x 127 cms

£6,200

23

Eddies and Rockpools, Iona

oil on canvas, 40 x 50 ins, 101.5 x 127 cms

£6,200

24

Footprints on the Sands, Vatersay

oil on canvas, 12 x 16 ins, 30.5 x 40.5 cms

£1,650

£650


25

Bluebell Wood, Duntrune

oil on canvas, 30 x 40 ins, 76 x 101.5 cms

£4,850

26

The Gribun Cliffs, Mull

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 ins, 40.5 x 45.5 cms

£2,100

27

Bull Hole, A Safe Anchorage

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 ins, 40.5 x 45.5 cms

£2,100

28

Gigha and Islay from Ronachan, Kintyre

oil on canvas, 20 x 24 ins, 51 x 61 cms

£3,000

29

Flood Tide, Port Bhan

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 ins, 40.5 x 45.5 cms

£2,100

30

Tarbert, Loch Fyne

oil on canvas, 20 x 24 ins, 51 x 61 cms

£3,000

31

Kishmul's Castle - Castlebay

oil on canvas, 20 x 24 ins, 51 x 61 cms

£3,000

32

"Along the tidemark, wavelets" - Ronachan

oil on canvas, 20 x 24 ins, 51 x 61 cms

£3,000

33

Vatersay - Towards Port marker and Castlebay

oil on canvas, 12 x 16 ins, 30.5 x 40.5 cms

£1,650

34

Fladda Light from Cullipool

oil on canvas, 12 x 16 ins, 30.5 x 40.5 cms

£1,650

35

Bellochantuy - Kintyre

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

36

Surf's Up, Tiree

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

37

Port na Fraig, Iona

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

38

Just over the Rocks to the Beach

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

39

Studio - "Pheasant's Eye"

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

40

Poppies Have Their Day

oil on canvas, 10 x 10 ins, 25.5 x 25.5 cms

£1,400

41

End of Season Colour

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

42

Vetch and Thrift

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

43

A Break in the Clouds

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

44

Port Bhan from the 11th Tee

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

45

The Atlantic Beckons

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

46

Perched Pinks and Cara

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

47

Catkins and Snowdrops at my Studio

oil on canvas, 8 x 6 ins, 20 x 15 cms

£1,000

48

A Misty Inch Kenneth

oil on canvas, 8 x 6 ins, 20 x 15 cms

£1,000

49

Purple Paps of Jura

oil on canvas, 8 x 6 ins, 20 x 15 cms

£1,000

50

Daffodils in the Gloom, Studio

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

51

Shells are Scattered

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

52

Barra Head

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

53

Flowery Wee Gap

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

54

The Corryvreckan - Still and Calm - Studio

oil on canvas, 10 x 10 ins, 25.5 x 25.5 cms

£1,400

55

The Dorus Mhor Ahead

oil on canvas, 4 x 4 ins, 10 x 10 cms

£650


Additional Works

56

"Tangles lie heaped in thousands, thrust and thrown." Mull of Kintyre

triptych, oil on canvas, 72 x 96 ins, 183 x 244 cms

57

Rhododendron Fragrentissima

oil on canvas, 60 x 40 ins, 152.5 x 101.5 cms

£7,750

58

Barra

oil on canvas, 36 x 60 ins, 91.5 x 152.5 cms

£6,600

59

Sanna Bay

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

60

The Old Lifeboat Station, Southend

oil on canvas, 24 x 32 ins, 61 x 81 cms

£3,500

61

The Stack - Gauldrons, Machrihanish

oil on canvas, 20 x 24 ins, 51 x 61 cms

£3,000

62

Inverleith Allotments

oil on canvas, 24 x 20 ins, 61 x 51 cms

£3,000

63

From the Jetty, Iona

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

64

OX Rock, Calbha, Iona

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

65

From the Dunes

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

66

Pink Cliffs of Mull from Storm Island

oil on canvas, 18 x 20 ins, 45.5 x 51 cms

£2,250

67

Black Rock and Back Eddies

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 ins, 40.5 x 45.5 cms

£2,100

68

Dusk, Port Bhan

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 ins, 40.5 x 45.5 cms

£2,100

69

The Waverley Slips By, Sound of Iona

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 ins, 40.5 x 45.5 cms

£2,100

70

Wind Driven Sands - Storm Island

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 ins, 40.5 x 45.5 cms

£2,100

71

Pebbles and Rock Pools

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 ins, 40.5 x 45.5 cms

£2,100

72

The Gauldrons - Machrihanish

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

73

Iona from Bull Hole, Mull

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

74

Prawn Boat arriving from Snowy Jura

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

75

Equinox - Machrihanish

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

76

Boats at Cassis

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

77

St Maxime

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 ins, 30.5 x 30.5 cms

£1,500

78

Cockle Strand, North Uist

oil on canvas, 10 x 10 ins, 25.5 x 25.5 cms

£1,400

79

Poltalloch Wood

oil on canvas, 10 x 8 ins, 25.5 x 20 cms

£1,250

80

Silver Birch and Bluebells

oil on canvas, 8 x 10 ins, 20 x 25.5 cms

£1,250

81

Flowers at the Coast

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

82

When the Westerly Blows

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

83

Almeria Maritima

oil on canvas, 6 x 8 ins, 15 x 20 cms

£1,000

Paintings are for sale on receipt of this catalogue

£15,000

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