Angus Grant Art

Paddling, Painting, Printing

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Superfly is open!

The paintings are up, the sun is out and I’ve got ice lollies in the freezer for a lucky few visitors. Superfly is now open at Logie Steading.

I’m in the Long Room, which is beside the Farm and Garden Shop. It’s a great space to show paintings and I’m really excited to be here.

Claret Shrimp by Angus Grant


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Countdown to Superfly

Just 10 days to go before the launch of the exhibition and I’m busy with a range of different tasks: painting, framing, publicity, etc, etc.

But I am really looking forward to showing my new work. The fishy paintings are always a pleasure.

You can now see a wee preview of the paintings on my Gallery page. I’m interested to hear what you think.

Landscape painting upside down, Angus Grant


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Painting upside down

I’m still working away on my fishy pictures. Now that I’ve laid down the main colours, I’m starting on the details – the trees, mountains, water, rocks and fish (of course). This is the hard work of the painting and I’ll take my time to get it just right.

…Which leads me to a wee tip to help you. If after a while you decide to repaint the sky, turn your canvas upside down to prevent pesky blue drips ruining the lower part of your work.

As you can see in the picture below, I repainted the sky on this view of Loch Morlich after I painted in lots of detail in the foreground. Skies are easy to redo (more on those another time) but imagine how annoying it would be to see my lovely mountains and salmon ruined.

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Rynettin painting in progress


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A new look at a bright bothy

This is one of my latest works in progress in my new railway poster series. It’s a new take on one of my favourite views in the Cairngorms, at Rynettin, near Nethy Bridge.

I love the way the red roof of the hut stands out against the green field in this new work. It’s also one of my most popular paintings so it’s a great challenge to paint it in a different way. This one’s nearly finished now.

You can see an earlier version at the top of the page.

Rynettin painting in progress

Work in progress

Mike's Trout


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Some trout portraits

Finished these fishy portaits and am looking forward to sharing them at a new exhibition next month.

They’ll be part of the Creative Cairngorms exhibition at the Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, from April 4-30. It’s my first time showing work here but I visited recently as part of Joanna Wilson’s exhibition preview and it’s a great space.

And of course I’ve got a few more portraits in the pipeline…tight lines…

Painting of a fish swimming away from a brightly coloured lure


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Not this time

Not-today

There’s a nice ripple on the surface of the water. You’ve thought carefully about the fly to use, taking time to match the wee beasties on the surface. You’ve laid down your line, casting so carefully it might have been a cobweb touching the surface of the water. You slowly retrieve your line crossing the exact spot you saw that trout rise….. and absolutely nothing happens.