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I'm a nature obsessed artist who lives in an little house in a little vilage in the Highlands of Scotland.I wander around a lot in the wilds and spend time just looking at things like birds and moths and trees and rocks. The rest of the time I'm drawing or painting, making odd things out of old stuff and drinking giant cups of peppermint tea. Imogen Greene is my pen name. I like the way it sounds and it just kind of suits what I do.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011


I have finally got down to doing some new pieces for etsy
and thought it might be nice to do some ACEOs.
I've been meaning to draw more hares
 and spied some mountain hares at the weekend while hill walking.
They don various shades of grey & brown and turn white for winter
Some of them are half way to turning white
 and others are already there.
We sometimes call them blue hares-
 for the beautiful shades of their coats.
I've done a series of four at different stages of their winter change,
hope you like!
I took some photos of the process....

I'm working on a very smooth watercolour paper
Step1- a quick pencil sketch

Step2- drawing with a dip pen in Indian ink,
 mistakes still optional!

Step 3-Add light washes of acrylic ink, small changes can still be made and final details picked out with the dip pen.  

The finished article!.
 I will be posting these in Imogens Attic on etsy later this evening.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Thanks Eliza!

One of my papercuts has been featured on Eliza K's blog along with a few other papercut artists.
Nice start to the morning!
I'm going to be busy over the next couple of days
making new work for etsy.
There will be new listings in my shop on Wednesday if you want to take a peek

Eliza K

Friday, 25 November 2011

London visit

Just back from a week in London.
We spent time with our lovely family
and did some touristy things.
 The Da Vinci exhibition was brilliant and well worth the 2 hour queue,
We also came across the Grant Museum,
a Zoological collection of skeletons, skins, taxidermy and things in jars,
facinating and sometimes gruesome, not recommended for the softhearted!


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Talking to trees

I wandered through the trees this morning
and said hello to a few oaks stranded among the pines.
they nodded back to me and dropped a few leaves,
very polite.

I think this a place for dreaming big dreams.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Morning Glory

I often have a walk in the morning,
it gives me time to mull things over, gather fresh ideas
and generaly clear my mind of any clutter.
This morning  I collected a few things,
including some chanterelle mushrooms.
It was a golden , blustery Autumn day,
back home I painted some of the collection,
you'll notice there are no chanterelles,
I couldn't resist and cooked them in butter for brunch.

This painting will be added to my etsy shop soon