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A lovely family have just stayed with us. They had a great time in Ayrshire during the early May Bank Holiday Weekend. While they were with us they enjoyed walks in and around the garden. The eleven year old, Daniel enjoyed the large garden and was truly ‘eggsited’ when he saw the first Jackdaw egg on our breakfast room CCTV. Egg alert, egg alert he cried out to his parents. All the family had a go at choosing their favourite paintings from my artwork and Mum was fascinated by the painting I had done recently when I applied to go on Sky TV’s Landscape Artist of the Year.

 

Great news: One of my Chasing Sunset paintings sold at the weekend, through The Wellington Gallery in Kilmarnock, Scotland. The gallery had plenty of positive comments about my work and are optimistic about another couple of pieces. My philosophy is to paint landscapes of places I’ve have personally visited and I truly loved visiting Paris. In this photo you can see me painting in my studio at Afton Water B&B, where I host art workshops.

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Today I collected twelve eggs from our rescue hens, they have settled well and are obviously enjoying roaming free in our half acre garden. The ducks are a joy to watch at the moment as they are trying to establish who will be mating pairs! On Sunday we made a record of the birds that visited the garden. We had: a nuthatch, four chaffinch, three robins, four great tits, four blue tits, four coal tits, three sparrows, a woodpecker, a green-finch, a blackbird and then the final flurry of activity at eleven o’clock was a mob of long-tailed tits that flew in and produced a splendid sight of bobbing tails, there must have been at least eight of these little wonders. 

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Auld Kirk New Cumnock Heritage Trail: Framed Print By Julie H Winter: £75.00

The newly restored Kirk in New Cumnock forms part of the heritage on offer in Ayrshire, Scotland. In this painting Julie H Winter captures a fresh sunny day. The original oil painting was sold to Mr R.Guthrie, a local historian who led the Heritage Project.

WE STILL HAVE A FEW ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR : The 2014 Commonwealth Games 23rd July – 3rd August

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Great if you have tickets for the commonwealth games. If not and you still want to be involved here are a couple of events free to attend. We are lucky to have a railway station nearby where you can get a return ticket for Glasgow for about £8.45.

Sunday 26th July:Athletics – Women’s and Men’s Marathon from 9:00 – 13:00

And

Sunday 3rd August  – Women’s and Men’s Cycling road race and time trials from 8:30 – 17:00

Bradley Wiggins: Original Oil Painting by JHWinter: 01290 332548 julie.winter2@btinternet.com

Bradley Wiggins: Original Oil Painting by JHWinter: 01290 332548 julie.winter2@btinternet.com

Come on Wiggo

Come on Wiggo

Alistair took this beautiful photo 3rd September 2013, I think it should win a prize. People visiting Afton Water B&B during early September are in for a real treat. The garden is amazing and the views of Blackcraig are stunning today.

Afton Water B&B garden teaming with life, book now 01290 332548

Afton Water B&B garden teaming with life, book now 01290 332548

This photo was taken by me yesterday, I thought it was stunning until I saw Alistair’s photograph. Our garden is a haven for wildlife photographers.

Afton Water B&B garden teaming with life, book now 01290 332548

Afton Water B&B garden teaming with life, book now 01290 332548

Here’s another from yesterday:-

Afton Water B&B garden teaming with life, book now 01290 332548

Afton Water B&B garden teaming with life, book now 01290 332548

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Chasing Sunsets: A solo art exhibition 

Featuring original and local oil paintings by Julie H Winter
Date: 22nd – 25th August 2013. Time: 11am – 7pm daily.
Venue: Afton Water Gallery @ The Doctor’s House, Afton Road,
New Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 4PR Scotland. UK.

 
This exhibition boasts an exhilarating collection of artworks by the talented local artist, Julie H Winter and includes several paintings that feature water in some way and show of the west coast of Ayrshire to its fullest with beautiful sunsets at Turnberry, Dunure, The Heads of Ayr and coming further inland, Loch Doon. 
 
Julie has been inspired to paint the local area of Mauchline, Auckinleck, Cumnock and Sanquhar based on colours in a photograph by Local historian and keen photographer Bobby Guthrie, who thought New Cumnock was on fire on his way home one day in the early part of this summer.  
 
Hope runs high that local people, their friends and family will enjoy the exhibition and that the weather will hold so that they can enjoy the beautiful views from the gallery and the hearty food served on Saturday and Sunday between 1pm – 5pm at The Hillside Inn, just above the gallery inside Glenafton Caravan Park.
 
Julie would like to thank all the local people and guests that have stayed at Afton Water B&B, who have shown their support by attending previous exhibitions and purchasing her original works. She is delighted to be part of the community of New Cumnock, where the kindness of folk and the local landscape are always an inspiration to her.
 

Click this link to read some really great reviews on Tripadvisor:-

Trip Advisor Reviews

Thank you to all of our B&B guests that take the time to review our B&B. With your help we are steadily growing as a business. One caller said recently; ‘I’ve seen all the lovely reviews on trip advisor, and I would like to book in myself based on the reviews’.

Hope you enjoy reading  what real guests say about our service,

Kindest Regards Julie

Afton Water Series

This oil painting is one of a series painted in May 2012 on a yellow ocre background. There are a few still for sale in a solo art exhibition at The Wellington Gallery until the end of December.

This image is a recent work I did when teaching about portraits in respect of capturing an exquisite sort of light. This painting came out looking like my Mother’s Dr. though this was not the intention.

The Light by Julie H Winter

Who do you think this looks like?