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All sales will go to an Art Fund Pot to support Tighnabruaich and Kilmodan Primary Schools with future art projects.
Watch this video to hear Murray tell us more about creating his work.
Watch this video to hear Orin tell us more about creating her work.
Watch this video to hear Ruairidh tell us more about creating his work.
Watch this video to hear Logan tell us more about creating his work.
Song of the Sea, written and performed by Catriona and Gemma
I was inspired by the dark sea and the moon reflecting on the sail.
This piece is purely made of materials collected from the beach.
For this artwork I used pencil for a sketch and for the colour I used watercolour pens and normal fibre tip pens.
In this artwork I wanted to use different strategies and to use lots of different colour.
My boat is made from a stone I made on the beach, a wooden cabin that I carved, a wooden skewer as the mast that I glues with the glue gun and some fabric as the sail, and then I painted it.
Working on The Secret Regatta project has been fun. I live in a beautiful place. I wanted to show other people the lovely place I live in. I wanted to use the natural materials I found on the beach near my house in my work. I wanted to use my camera to capture the view then add some things I found on the beach to make it come alive with different materials to add texture. I really enjoyed taking the pictures and exploring the beach and collecting all the materials and sticking them on. Sticking done of the materials on was a challenge. I had to try different glues.
This piece of art is not about one particular thing, it is actually about many things. I think it looks like someone has taken all the elements of the sea and has squished them(like a flower press) and stuck all of it on paper! But that’s just what I think, it just depends on how you look at it! What do you think?
The hardest part was deciding on what to do and getting started. Once I got going it just flowed naturally like the sea!
All my life I have lived by the sea and have always loved watching the water flowing and the seals sunbathing on the islands. My mum, sister and I wrote a song about the sea and I also based my picture on that. I love how the Chris and Michaela Goan use their words on their work so I borrowed that idea from them.
My boat piece is a small replica of mine. I made my boat this way because I have been wanting to make a model of my boat for a while and this is a great time. I learned to try and paint over the red modelling clay and that boats don’t stand on their own.
I enjoyed every part of it. It was so much fun!
My biggest challenge was putting the pieces together and painting the red clay.
The pictures are about the land, sea and sky, showing the contrast in colours and the detail of different textures.
For my first piece I was experimenting with editing my photos and found a way to make my photo look like a painting.
Wit the second I wanted to keep it more real than painting like.
The last photo I captured the movement of the water and the rocks under the Loch.
I learnt how to take a better photo and edit and how to capture the movement of waves.
I enjoyed taking the photo and learning how to edit using different software. I also enjoyed going out and finding the right place for my photos. My big challenge was deciding on which photos to edit.
I made my sailing boat out of card, paper, straws and paint. I chose these materials because they are easy to work with. I liked learning about sailing boats in this project. I learned about the Fifes which were made of wood and were used for racing. The hardest part was cutting the card.
I based my piece on a sunset because the colours are beautiful. I enjoyed making my piece but it was hard work.
My work is about one boat sailing past the mountains of Bute. It must be very exciting!
My work is about a boat speeding through the waves. I like the red logo on the sail.
My work is about boats and yachts racing. I like the mountains because I like the shape of them and their lovely flowers which make the mountains look really colourful.
I chose to do abstract because I wanted to make something that would stand out. I got the inspiration of the sales from an abstract oil painting. My reference was Kentra because of the shapes of the sails. I wanted the sails to look like they were melting away and I achieved that look, until I coloured it in, now they look more ripped than melting.
I got the idea from a picture of a yacht and drew a couple in random places. Then I decorated the sails, adding some hills and the sea. Then I had the idea of sheep so I added them in and my regatta picture came out better than I thought.
The coral takes sail for her race to beat the octopus from Rubhan.