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Hannah’s Back

I’ve tried to push my technique a little with this painting . It’s quite a large watercolour piece ( 69×43 cm ), painted from life . I started with a reddish wash and lifted some of the colour to produce the highlights before working into it with darker paint and watercolour pencils before adding gouache […]

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Reds & Greens

This is the close of a friend . Because of security doors most of the tenements I can get access to seem to be those of people I know , these days . Anyhow , this lovely , spiral stairway is on the outskirts of Rothesay on beautiful Bute . As is often the case […]

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Dunoon Pier

The lovely , but slightly dilapidated Dunoon Pier building , overlooking the Clyde estuary in beautiful Argyll .

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Sorcha with a head-scarf

I’ve not been producing any new original prints for over 3 years but I’ve started on a few new ones over the last month or so . This is one of the first to be finished . It’s a mezzotint , which is a very time-consuming engraving technique (more details at the top of my […]

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A stripey Jordan again

Another examination of stripes and the human body . This is another study of the ever patient Jordan . In this drawing I was interested in the way the black dress material appears to make the model’s body disappear into the background . The drawing involved two , two hour sittings from life , followed […]

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White Stripes

Another in my series of figure/portrait studies of the human body , defined by stripes . This time it’s my regular ( and very patient sitter ) , Jordan ,wearing a black dress with white stripes . I like the way that , without the stripes , she would appear to disappear into the background […]

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Sandra

A friend , very generously offered to sit for me for this study . It took roughly 2 , 2 hour sittings , as well as a little tweaking afterwards .

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The otherside of Jordan

A detail of a figure study from life . You can see the whole painting on my ‘Paintings of People ‘ link on the left of this page . The more I draw Jordan , the more I’ll have to search the titles of Gospel songs about the river Jordan . Sorry Jordan ( the […]

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Autumn at Glasgow University

It’s ironic that it’s not until Autumn is almost over that I manage to finish paintings inspired by it’s colours . Here’s a wee one , hot off the drawing board

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Autumn Colours

We’re getting to the end of Autumn but I don’t think it’s too late for a seasonally appropriate painting . Autumn light falling on the iconic Glasgow University tower

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