Friday, 30 September 2011

Glasgow Art Club

Opening this evening is an exhibition by Diploma holders from the
Paisley Art Institute of which I am one. I have four paintings including
the two above. The exhibition runs through October.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

For the next few weeks I have some paintings and drawings on
show in Clerkland Farm's Cheese Shop and Tea Room.
Halfway between Dunlop and Stewarton, it's a great place to
go for a cup of tea and a scone or lunch.
Already sold one painting on show so hurry along.

Friday, 23 September 2011

The weather has been too wet and windy to leave these
Tigridia out in the open. They open for one day only.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Still on an Edinburgh theme, it was relief to find that works
inside the grounds did not suffer the same spelling mix
ups as seen in the last post. Mind you...might have been fun.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

I'm highly entertained by the lettering on this fence.
It is supposed to read Scottish National Gallery Of
Modern Art. Instead it reads Scottish Natiof
Gallery Onal Modern Art.
It could be that this is supposed to be concrete
poetry and an artwork in itself though the one on
the other side reads correctly. Could it possibly
be a mistake by council workmen? Has anyone

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

David Mach

The exhibition currently running at the City Arts Centre
in Edinburgh is David Mach's exhibition on the King
James Bible 'Precious Light'. This is a massive exhibition
with displays of huge collages and sculpture. The best
bits for me were the very well made figures of Christ
fashioned from clothes hangers and the fact that David
Mach has moved his studio from London to the Arts Centre.
You can watch him and his team at work.
This photo is the studio in a quiet moment. That's David
Mach on the phone over on the right hand side.

Monday, 19 September 2011

The Scotsman's Steps

When the Scotsman's Steps in Edinburgh needed refurbishing
they gave the job to artist Martin Creed. Well worth a visit.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A studio moment

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The storm

That was quite a storm. In the great scheme of things we are fine.
The roof is still on, we weren't flooded and no trees hit the house.
It was the poor old garden that took the worst of it.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI

Sandy Murphy is exhibiting at the Smithy Gallery in Blanefield
for the next five weeks. It's a great show so get along there
and have a look. The gallery is well worth a visit anyway as it's
such a lovely building and having it full of good paintings is a
bonus. Several sold already which bodes well in these tough
times. If my lottery ticket comes up I'll be back there.

By the way...for everyone who has tried to leave comments
and been unable to, I've been into my set up lists and I think
it should be OK now.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Hardware store in Venice

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011

Well now, the Venice painting in the last post will never get to the
Edinburgh Art Fair after all. It was purchased on Saturday by
a Danish couple and is already in Denmark, in Odense. Quite
unexpected but delightful. This is, as far as I know, the first
painting to go and live in Denmark. I have paintings all over
the world but it's always a thrill to have one somewhere new.
Ah the complicated web that life weaves. Consequently it seemed
appropriate to photograph this spiders web on the hedge
this morning.
Today I have to paint something for the Edinburgh Art fair or
I'm in trouble.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


A wee Venice painting. This one will probably make its way to the
Edinburgh Art Fair.