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Girl in a striped dress

Another variation on my niece , Carla , on the stairs in the atmospheric , ‘Castle of Park’ tower house .

Girl in a striped dress -Carla’s Castle

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Carla on the stairs

Earlier this year I enjoyed a family holiday in the atmospheric ‘Castle of Park ‘ in Glenluce in the Scottish borders . This is a watercolour of my niece Carla in her lovely striped dress on the 17th Century stairway there .

Carla on the castle stairs

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Hannah

My latest mezzotint . I contemplated calling this ‘Girl with a CND tattoo ‘ but sensibleness prevailed and I stuck with ‘Hannah’

Hannah

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‘Becky’s Back’

I did a drawing of this image about a year or so ago . Well here’s a just finished mezzotint .

Becky’s Back

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Polina

Another fairly recent mezzotint . Polina in Profile ,

Polina in Profile

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Hannah in Profile

A drawing from earlier this week . This was mainly done in a two hour session from life before a little re-working later . Charcoal with acrylic paint highlights .

Hannah in Profile

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Oliver’s View

This is a variation of an earlier watercolour of a close in Rothesay on beautiful Bute . This time though , a feline intruder , Oliver , has entered the scene . The painting was done as a moving in present for the person Oliver allows to live with him and feed him .

Oliver’s View

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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 . I’m planning to develop the technique a little with subsequent work . Apologies to Hannah if I gave her a bit of a stiff neck ….. but then , I’ve always been a pain in the neck I suppose .

Hannah’s Back

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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 , I struggled for a title so fell back on a description of the colours .

Reds & Greens

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Dunoon Pier

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

Reflections at Dunoon Pier

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