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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 .

Sandra

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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 person , not the river )

The Otherside of Jordan (detail)

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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

Glasgow University Tower – Through Autumn leaves

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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

Autumn Light on Glasgow University Tower

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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 I’ve used the title from a film by Jim Jarmusch from the 1980s . As I said , tenuous , but it works for me .

Down by Law

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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 one of them

A Hug on the Gangway – Wemyss Bay

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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 . I start one from scratch and , in best ‘Blue Peter’ tradition , have a few I prepared earlier . This way I can work on several that are in different stages over the course of the evening . This is the one I began at the recent Paisley Art club event and managed to finish earlier today. I’m calling it ‘Paisley Blues ‘ ( although it’s actually a Glasgow not a Paisley tenement ) as that’s quite possibly the emotion that many of the Paisley Buddies felt after listening to me witter on for 2 hours while watching paint dry .

Paisley Blues

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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

Becky in Stripes

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A striped Polina

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

Polina in her favourite striped dress

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St Monans Kirk …..again

Another variation on St Monans Church

Evening light on St Monans’ Church

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