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Experiencing solitude

Feeling lucky to be sailing in the Finnish archipelago. Right now we are on the island of Ekskär.

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My second watercolour workshop

Painting Stockholm

Yes, I am excited about my second watercolour workshop on the 25th. My goal this time is to inspire and teach others how to enjoy painting the streets of Stockholm. More information here:
https://www.meldrum.se/meldrum-art-akvarell-kurser/mala-stockholm-2019-05-25/

Painting Stockholm
Painting Stockholm
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Sailing weather

As I mentioned in the last post, we are having amazing weather here in Stockholm. It’s totally inspiring and all I want to do is paint and sail. So this weekend that’s what I am doing!

Watercolour 36 x 29 cm

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My first exhibition with professionals

I am very pleased to be part of the annual summer show at Nordic Art Gallery here in Stockholm. The exhibition starts this Saturday at 12.00 and runs until the 1st of July. 

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Winter in Stockholm

Waterclour, Winter in Stockholm by David Meldrum

I completed 90% of this painting a month or ever two months back, the last 10 % has taken a lot more time. I learned this from Chien Chung-Wei, he might spend two hours on a painting but the final 10% can take many more hours – days even.
Luckily for me the weather is so damn cold here in Stockholm that the snow doesn’t look out of place now that it is spring, it was snowing here today in fact. So, maybe I should rename this painting to, “Spring in Stockholm”. Only kidding, I do look forward to warmer weather though.

Painted on Arches rough 300g, 2017.04.25, 52 x 34 cm.
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Waterclour, Winter in Stockholm by David Meldrum
Winter in Stockholm

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On my way to Brittany 

Trawler in Brittany by David Meldrum

I travel to Brittany, France in June with my wife and two artist friends, I’m really looking forward to it. I painted this watercolour recently from a photo I took in 2014, the old trawler is missing it’s cabin these days, storms have taken their toll. I haven’t seen the old boat for a year, I wonder how much is left.

Painted on Arches rough 300g, 2017.04.14, 36 x 26.5 cm
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Trawler in Brittany by David Meldrum
Trawler in Brittany

 

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Popular subject

Summer sailing

People here in Stockholm like my paintings of sailing boats in the archipelago, they sell very easily so I’d be stupid not to continue creating them. This painting is interesting as it is in a wide format which suits paintings of the great outdoors a lot.

Format: 52 x 13 cm

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A watercolour from 2016.

A watercolour featuring sailing boats

I was in such a hurry before Christmas to get ready for my exhibition I didn’t have much time to blog. I forgot to publish this watercolour which I was very happy with. It was sold very easily, liked by many which made me happy.

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A watercolour featuring sailing boats
Archipelago a go go