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Down by Law

This watercolour depicts ( quite loosely ) a close on Byres Road , deep in the heart of Glasgow’s West End . I often struggle to find titles for my paintings and this has ended up with a more tenuous one than most . Because there’s a solicitors office at the top of the stairs […]

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Sunlight on the Gangway at Wemyss Bay

A return to one of my favourite buildings with this watercolour . With the light shining through the skylights there are few finer interiors in Scotland than Wemyss Bay station . I daresay there’s been many a fond hug of farewell or welcome on those boards . In this painting , I’ve tried to capture […]

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Paisley Blues

I occasionally do painting demonstrations for local art groups and in the last few weeks I’ve done a couple for the lovely folk of Bearsden and Paisley . For various technical reasons , that I won’t bore you with , during these demonstrations , I usually work on a few of my wee close watercolours […]

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Scottish Portrait Awards 2018

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve got this drawing into the 2018 Scottish Portrait awards . It’s one of a series of figure studies exploring stripes ( I’m making sure I get my money’s worth out of that dress ) . the winners are announced at the end of October so …. fingers crossed

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A striped Polina

Another exploration of stripes and the human figure . Polina hated this dress .

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St Monans Kirk …..again

Another variation on St Monans Church

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St Monan’s Kirk

The church in St Monans in the lovely East Neuk of Fife must be one of the most precariously positioned in Scotland .

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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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