Monday 5 May 2014

RSW Watermark Awardwinner!

Here's Lake in 2 stages; I loved the strong side profile, and the shape of the headdress, this was week one, 10-4pm at Damian Callans ( workshop in Dalry. Lake is a lovely still model with great presence, lovely to paint.

This is stage 2. I changed the position of the headdress to be higher on her forehead, as this is where it was the second day, and I think it gives her face a softer look, really enjoyed this painting, couldn't go wrong with the pose really

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Gullane Art Gallery Exhibition

I am one of 3 artists exhibiting at Gullane Art Gallery this month, up to today I had sold just one little oil painting.."Port Seton Boats"
I was a bit disappointed as normally I do fairly well there, then today I got a message to say the still life with Rowan Berries sold...hurrah! It's my biggest painting in the show, so really pleased not to be bringing it home with me; here it is
You'd never know maybe I'll sell a few more before the show ends on Sunday...fingers crossed!

Tuesday 11 March 2014

RWS Contemporary Competition - Awardwinner!

Really heartened to hear I got the 'Heatherley's Studio Award ' for my self portrait (below), in the RWS contemporary Competition this year, on show at the moment at the Bankside Gallery in London..hurrah!
And the painting of Leonie will be on show at the Mall Galleries in April for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours annual show

Thursday 6 March 2014

The many faces of the Model...

 These are some paintings of Alisdair, here's the latest, a quick watercolour looking down
and this one being a bit of a debonair rebel with a be shown at Gullane Art Gallery as part of their spring collection show in April,

Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood ...The Faces

Here's my latest commission, my first time properly using masking fluid, wanted to mask off the really bright lights around their heads, a great pair to paint while listening to 'Maggie May'!

Thursday 6 February 2014

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries, Exhibition 2014...update, yes! it'll be on the wall

I just heard this painting of the lovely Leonie has been pre-selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Exhibition.
I don't know how many of the pre selected paintings get through to the exhibition, here's hoping this does!

Friday 31 January 2014

Exhibition; Merchant Gate Gallery, Glasgow, Feb 22nd to March 30th

I'm taking part in this exhibition in a new gallery for me, The Merchant gate Gallery in Glasgow. Featuring prominent Scottish artists; Charles Jamieson, Helen Wilson and Margaret Evans, should be a good show! Here are some of the paintings I will be showing,