Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Richard Strachan


All Lines

These wonderful works were created by Richard Strachan who was an Aspect Prize Winner a few years ago. Richard currently works in Edinburgh and teaches part time at Edinburgh School of Art. He exhibited these and other works over the Festival period at the Red Door Gallery. Watch out for his work there. He also exhibits at The Lost Gallery.

Monday, 28 September 2009

What to make of this?

OK...thought you would like this one. There I was wandering through the countryside in sunny Portugal looking for things to draw when I came across this. Is it a warning to stay clear? Is it a fertility sign proclaiming that the sheep and goats on this farm are the best in the area? Is it something to do with Portugese voodoo? Fertility superstition?

Well, I kept walking and no-one fired arrows or blow pipe darts or set dogs on me so I'm lucky not to have been spotted, attacked by randy goats or ranted at by the farmer. Guess we will never know. It's the only one of its type I saw.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Swimming pool

Lonely leaf on a swimming pool. It's definitely not Scotland!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

House number in Portugal. Nice colours.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Nice blinds in a London house.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Glasgow foot bridge

Another bridge picture....nice lights.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Wee boat painting

Sorting through a pile of paintings the other day I found this wee boat.
There is so much in here that it makes me wonder about having a studio sale.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Bridges on the Clyde

Wandering along the Clyde at night you get some great colours.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Richmond Hill Gallery

And another painting from the exhibition. Drop in...browse....

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

On the Thames

Looking down at the Thames from the bridge at Richmond.

Monday, 14 September 2009

The Richmond Hill Gallery Exhibition

This is it.....the exhibition is under way. Do go along and visit. The Richmond Hill Gallery, 26 Richmond Hill, London....until Sept 27th.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Exhibition in Richmond

The only painting of the forty one that is not of Maine is this fishing boat in Massachusetts.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Richmond Hill Exhibition

'Rhonda's Table'...a big four foot square painting. Great fun. Opening in two days...excitement mounts.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Inverarity Wine Exhibition

Opening tonight at the Inverarity Wine Vaults in Bath Street, exhibition of paintings of Beaujolais. Six paintings..all mine. The exhibition runs through September. Inverarity Wines is a fabulous place with an excellent selection of fine wines. Worth going to have a look at both the wine and the paintings.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Richmond Hill Gallery Exhibition

A wee painting in Rockport, Maine.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Exhibition in Richmond

With the exhibition now up and running and only a week before the official opening I'm putting more of the paintings up to entice you along. I'll be there next Thursday evening and on Saturday 12th Sept between midday and 3pm.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


This is a large giclee print I've been working on taken from a photograph of a beer can found on a dusty lane in Portugal. The finished image is 35 inches high on a sheet of paper some 50 inches high so it looks spectacular in its frame.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Fed up with putting on paintings. This is going up an escalator on the London Underground.