Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter to all my blog followers

Friday, 29 March 2013

More Tobago to fend off the winter cold.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

This is a large painting of boats at Pigeon Point in Tobago.
A wee bit of colour on a winters day.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Wee watercolour sketch in the Algarve

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Another from the French sketchbook.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Moiré in Beaujolais...sketchbook page.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Part of a parking bay. These days in Scotland it can also
be a political statement.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Mist shrouds Dunure castle. Elsewhere it was a beautiful sunny
blue sky day.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

There's something unendingly attractive about the colours,
shapes and textures of fishing gear from boats.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Photographer Ken Mellin is exhibiting photos of the Paris
Underground in SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3.
16th-23rd March.
Each image is for sale in a limited edition of 10. Great
prices. Great images.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

This another drawing from about ten years ago. This one gave
birth to a series of paintings which is still ongoing.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Found an old slide of a drawing I did years ago. Little church
near Spean Bridge. It's not a very good scan of the slide but then
I don't have a very good scanner. Time to invest I think.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

When I was a kid living on a spur of Glebe Road in Beith we
listened in wonder to the story of the train that failed to stop
in the station (which was below us) and went right across
Glebe Road.
Someone in Beith found this newspaper cutting and this is
the first time I've seen a photo of the event. It was in 1950.
Wonder how they moved it.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Beith Town House

This is Beith Town House. Part of the building is now a museum
run by volunteers. There are only two small rooms but they put on
exhibitions. The one that has just finished was an exhibition of
photographs of transport in the town. Part of the permanent collection
is the flag above. This is an old wood block print flag. There was, for
many years, a wood block print flag making business in Lochwinnoch.
In all probability it was made there. As for the age of the flag...I don't
know but it has to be a couple of hundred years old.
The Town House museum  is open on Tuesdays and Saturday mornings.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

This is the 'Auld Kirk' in Beith in Ayrshire. Dating from the
mid eighteenth century the Kirk was more extensive than it is
now. The most celebrated of its ministers was one John
Witherspoon who was in Beith from 1745-1758. In 1768
Witherspoon moved with his family to Princeton where he
became President of the Presbyterian College of New Jersey.
In 1776 he was one of those who signed the American
Declaration of Independence. The only minister to do so.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

From the hills above the Clyde