Winter Paintings by Joan Eardley

 

Joan Eardley painted children in the slums of Glasgow and then lived in Catterline, a fishing village nobody went to. She found beauty in the often shabby common present. It is what I admire about her. The paintings below were painted in Catterline on the western coast of Scotland along the North Sea. I’m not sure if several of these painting were actually painted in the witer like her beehives from 1961, but I like them, and they seemed wintry enough to include here.

 

Winter Landscape, 1954. Oil on canvas

 

Winter Day, Catterline, 1957 – 60. Oil on calico

 

Snow, 1958. Oil on board

 

Fields Under Snow, 1958. Oil on canvas

 

Winter Sea, 1958. Oil on canvas

 

Winter Sea, III, 1958. Oil on board

 

Winter Sea, V, 1959. Oil on canvas

 

Beehives, 1961. Oil on board

 

Beehives, Storm Approaching, 1961. Oil on board

 

Stormy Sky over Catterline, 1960 – 63. Pastel on paper

 

Catterline in Winter, 1963. Oil on board

 

Joan Eardley painting Winter Sea, 1958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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