A Shrew Danced On My Paintbox

A Shrew Danced On My Paintbox

George’s first publication for a while is this initial volume in a planned series of ‘Personal Journeys’ entitled Always Argyll. Book 1 is a personal journey along The Crinan Canal and features 30 illustrations completed specially for the book, along with several small sketches and drawings. There are thoughts and insights along the way, both […]

For those who missed DOVE COTTAGE Open Studio …

For those who missed DOVE COTTAGE Open Studio …

… we have put together a few images from the Artmap Argyll Open Studio weekend. We were blessed by the number of lovely people who visited us over the four days in late August, some of whom also bought some of the artwork on display. All very encouraging. We thank all those who came along […]

ARTMAP ARGYLL 2016 Open Studios Event

ARTMAP ARGYLL 2016 Open Studios Event

Friday 26th August 2016 sees the return of the ArtMap Argyll Artists Open Studios and Dove Cottage Studio will be participating once more. We last opened our home/studio in 2013, before our sojourn in County Wicklow in Ireland. Back with new work for you to see, we give a warm welcome to all who are […]

The Best Trip A’hve Bin In…

The Best Trip A’hve Bin In…

I would nae like leavin’ ma bones, In a locker beside Davy Jones, From Ardrishaig to Crinan’s the best trip A’hve bin in, The Crinan Canal for me. My new exhibition; entitled ALWAYS ARGYLL: FROM ARDRISHAIG TO CRINAN takes these words from ‘The Pufferman’s Song’ as its inspiration. From Ardrishaig to Crinan (or vice versa) […]

Music on the Green, Kilmartin

Music on the Green, Kilmartin

‘Music on the Green’ was Kilmartin’s Gala Day for 2016 – aimed at the young people of the area in particular, and featured the school pipe band and a number of local musicians. On a beautiful June Saturday afternoon, it was a well-nigh perfect event. I took the opportunity to produce a handful of quick […]

To paint love; paint a flower

To paint love; paint a flower

These images are all from a tasting weekend organised by Carole Fitzgerald of Lazy Sunday. Photography copyright by DOVE COTTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY 2016.

Gorgeous Flowers in Glass Jars

Gorgeous Flowers in Glass Jars

All sorts of containers are used at weddings to display beautiful flowers to enhance a special day, but there is little that can compare with a simple glass jar, or a small bottle. As you can see, these wonderful little flower treats can illuminate any type of wedding venue – from country house and castle […]

Wedding Inspirations

Wedding Inspirations

All floral design and styling by GILL STEWART FLOWERSCAPE of LOVE DOVE COTTAGE. Photography by DOVE COTTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Simply Country

Simply Country

by Gill Stewart, as posted on lovedovecottage.co.uk. Winding lanes and days gone by. Faded charm brought to life with painted pots of late summer florals and berries. Pots painted in Farrow and Ball Estate emulsion in Pigeon, Blue Gray and Setting Plaster. Text and layout by Gill Stewart. Photography by George John Stewart. Copyright 2016 […]