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Wemyss Bay Station …… again

I’ve painted this structure many times before and intend to do some many times in the future as it’s one of my very favourite buildings . If you’ve not had the chance to see it yet  , take the first opportunity to do so .

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Blythswood Square

A largely monochrome and moody depiction of Glasgow nightlife in the city centre. This is a study that I began several years ago but was unhappy with and  abandoned, until a few days ago. Something about the unfinished piece appealed  so, in a spurt of enthusiasm I worked on it and finished to my satisfaction […]

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Oran Mor

A study of the moon rising over the West-end of Glasgow . The viewpoint is the corner of Byres road and Great Western Road and is dominated by the imposing presence of the Oran Mor bar and venue . This has been created out of a converted church and is a favourite night spot for […]

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More Millport

The second of my larger paintings done as a commission of the lovely Millport Harbour.

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Bobbing Millport Boats

I was recently commissioned to produce a painting of the lovely harbour at Millport on the Scottish West-coast island of Cumbrae. I often work on several paintings on the same theme at once and I’ve managed to produce two similar (ish) ones. The client who commissioned them seems to be pleased with both and is […]

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Polina in Profile

A dark and moody figure study, finished last week.

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Snow Time

We’re into June and sunny Summer is definitely with us in the West of Scotland so in an effort to post the most inappropriate image I can, here’s one from earlier in the year. ‘Silhouettes in the snow‘. Amazing to think that this was just a short 2-3 months ago.

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Millport

Millport, on the beautiful island of Cumbrae in the Clyde estuary has, for decades been a favourite day-trip for Glaswegians seeking sun, sea and holiday alcohol. I first went there in 1987 and didn’t re-visit until very recently, when I stayed the night in the UK’s smallest cathedral on the island. This painting is the […]

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Sally Sitting

A figure study I drew last week . I found the muscles on Sally’s back and arm  fascinating

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Window Light

An attempt to depict light from my studio window streaming around the figure, while still making the shadows interesting (I hope). A bit of a looser technique than some of my recent figure studies.

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