September 5, 2018

As is pretty much the norm for me, I'm working on several pieces at once!  After a drought comes the flood...

This is a sketch I'm doing of Michael Palin.  I came across an image of him dressed for the role of William Makepeace Thackeray in Vanity Fair and thought it wo...

September 1, 2018

This is one of the pencil drawings I did over the summer using Prismacolor pencils.  Having never used them before I did find it a challenge to blend the colours. The don't work in the same way as watercolour or pastel pencils but I do like the effects they produce and...

August 31, 2018

I am back!  I have gone through a dry spell,  A rather long dry spell admittedly although I haven't laid down my tools entirely.  There just hasn't been anything worthy of sharing here sadly.  Thankfully my art club has been there throughout this drought and even thoug...

April 13, 2017

Well I have stepped back from this one and said "finished".

Not quite the outcome I had anticipated but I am actually quite pleased about how this turned out.

Lots of fiddling and I did use some acrylic for the hair.  Nearly lost it a few times! A good exercise for me an...

April 13, 2017

I found a painting by Alexandra Gallagher in an art magazine that I really wanted to try out in watercolour.  It is of a little girl in the sunshine wearing a red and white striped top.

The original is actually painted in oils but to me it had the look of a waterco...

April 3, 2017

We are currently preparing for our Art Club exhibition.  This year we are exhibiting over two weekends in May (13-14 and 20-21) at 8 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen.

I will be submitting my painting of Laura Mvula which has now been framed (thanks to Club member Ian Smart)...

April 3, 2017

Today I have been expressing myself through the medium of charcoal.  I signed up for the 'Expressive Charcoal' course run by Tara Leaver a couple of weeks ago but have only got around to picking up the charcoal today.  My excuse is that I was waiting for my c...

March 3, 2017

One of our art club members has a pochade box (he actually made it himself) and when I saw just how functional it was, I knew I had to have one.

Today I have finally tracked one down (thank you SAA)  and believe me it was a bargain. I do love a bargain. And it looked so...

March 2, 2017

Like his face so much I'm back for more.

Sticking with the monochrome but using oils instead of graphite.  I still want to concentrate on the tones and shading but working with oil paint is much more fun!  It is coming along slowly.  I see a couple of things that need f...

February 23, 2017

I want to say a huge thank you to I Believe In Art by Victoria Lynn Hall for including me in the I Believe In Artists series.  

Victoria has interviewed some talented and inspirational artists so it was a privilege to be considered for an interview. She asks a...

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