Thursday, 31 March 2011

Like this colourful graffiti. Might try and use some of it in my paintings.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Dunure harbour

Friday, 25 March 2011

On the harbour wall at Dunure. Sunny Spring day.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Spring has arrived!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Mist and grey skies in the late afternoon

Monday, 21 March 2011

This old barn wall outside the village is being prepared for a coat
of whitewash. It looks good against the blue sky.

Friday, 18 March 2011

A walk on the beach in Troon...wind blown salt spray, seaweed, sand
and oh so cold with snow on hills.
Then to The Wee Hurry for lunch. Tucked in beside the harbour so
the fish is as fresh as it could be, The Wee Hurry gets my vote as
the best fish and chip shop ever.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

There's something very satisfying about sorting my picture hanging
material into neat boxes.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Richardson Murray exhibition

Next Thursday evening the west end hairdressers Richardson Murray
are having an evening of paintings on display. See arts journalist
Jan Patience's blog:

One of the paintings I will have there is this oil painting of
a church on a hill in Chios, Greece.

Thursday, 10 March 2011


Lovely worn lettering on the side of a boat.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

New Mexico

In the back of my store cupboard I came across this painting of the
Picuris Pueblo. The day we spent there was fascinating. The Picuris
people were delighted that I was prepared to pay the $25 for
permission to draw and paint. Sitting there drawing the scene above,
a mini tornado thingy whipped across the square sending sketch pad
flying and mouth and eyes were full of dust.
The next morning I had to visit a doctor to get treatment for my
The joys of working outdoors.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Scottish Art Exhibition

Opening tonight is the 'Scottish Art Exhibition' at the Glasgow Art
Club. The exhibition is organized by Deutsche Bank and runs until
March 26th. This is 'Yellow Field' ...from a landscape near Montes
Da Vala in the Algarve, Portugal.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

Rossello Damiano

Rossello Damiano is an artist living in Genoa, Italy. Have a look at his blog:

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Artist Norman Kirkham cornered in his framers studio whilst waiting
for his courier to turn up and collect all the paintings stashed against
the wall. Norman has an exhibition opening this weekend to celebrate
his 75th year. The exhibition is at Roger Billcliffe's Gallery in Glasgow.
Norman's framer and photographer is Ken Mellin at The Pictures.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Thought I'd put this photo up as I'm currently working on a painting
which is based on this landscape high in the hills inland from the sea
in South Africa. Haven't quite cracked it yet so need to spend much
more time painting. Before anything else happens I have to let this
first layer of paint dry. Then I can have a good think and move forward.