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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Not Blonde

A recently finished life study . The title is a private joke between me and the model , which I’d happily tell you about , but it wouldn’t be private then , would it ?

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Oban

This recently finished depiction of Oban seafront was painted as a commission . It’s an image I’ve had at the back of my mind for several years but it sometimes takes the offer of money to get it on paper . I’m fascinated by the way the McCaig’s tower folly looms over the town .

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