Big Heid demo

•September 4, 2016 • 10 Comments

big self portrait

Just completed this demo self portrait this morning. Great fun, and went better than I expected. I honestly was prepared for a fail with some laughs but it turned out well.

Now I have a taste for big stuff!


Self portrait – oil on canvas 60×42″

Janie further on

•August 24, 2016 • 4 Comments

Janie penultimate stage

The penultimate stage, possibly. I have the neck and chest area to do, also the arm and gap. The rest is practically finished. The paint on most areas (not the shirt) is quite thin.

Sand dunes, Irvine

•August 23, 2016 • 2 Comments


Sand dunes at Irvine beach, evening light. I have moved away from Bogside Flats to a new view, but not too far. This is just yards from there!

Alla prima painting, trying to put the paint on as quickly as I dare and leaving marks without over analysis of the marks themselves.


Isle of Mull III

•August 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Isle of Mull II

•August 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Isle of Mull I

•August 13, 2016 • 5 Comments

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On a three day trip to Mull – weather was wet the whole time, but I got some blurry through windshield pictures I would love to experiment with in paint.


•August 6, 2016 • 8 Comments

The Waitress aug2016

Final version of the waitress. I gave the painting a complete overhaul to take it to this final version.

I cleaned up nearly every part of the picture. Enhancing colour, filling in gaps, adding detail here and there and refining the face to a degree where I could go no further.

The plan is to hopefully get it into the Courtyard Studios Group exhibition coming up in two weeks.

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