A Spring Morning, Stockbridge
Limited edition print of 750. Signed, numbered and titled.
Standard size - 38cm x 26cm on A3+ paper (48cm x 33cm)
Mounted prints are presented in an off-white mount with card backing in a cellophane sleeve size 50 x 40cm.
Un-mounted prints are rolled up in a sturdy postal tube.
Highest quality Giclee print.
Stockbridge is a lovely bohemian area of Edinburgh. The type of shops found there give Stockbridge a unique villagey feel. There are all the usual coffee, charity and gift shops but there are also more traditional shops such as a family butcher’s shop, an art shop and an old-fashioned barbershop. The latter two can be seen in my painting.
If you look above shop level you will see a row of flats. One of the occupants is cleaning her windows whilst three windows along the spring flowering window boxes are being watered. In the middle, a black cat arches his back as the two pigeons on the roof outside taunt him with their close proximity.
In the foreground of the painting I have placed a rather arty looking lady on her bike. I was impressed at how glamorous she was. How she was managing to cycle in backless high-heels I cannot imagine! The other cyclist is not having such a good day; he has stopped beside a bollard to mend a puncture. Just behind him a man emerges from the barbers shop. From the look on his face, I think he has had more cut off than he had bargained for. Meanwhile a colourful mum rushes to get her children to Flora Stevenson’s Primary School on time. Outside number 30, an artist has just stocked up on sketchpads and brushes from the art shop. If you look in the window you might just notice one of my paintings for sale – hopefully not for long!