Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Old Stone Bridge, St Andrews

St Andrew's is a short drive from where we now live - and one of the most famous things that happens there, in the sporting world is - Golf.
I myself am not interested in golf, but I like a good walk. On a Sunday, no golfers play this particular course and everyone is free to walk around.
This old stone bridge is quite famous amongst the golfing fraternity (the Swilcan Bridge) but I liked it as a nice focal point for a painting.

I hope you do too


The Old Stone Bridge
Painted on St Cuthbert's Mill Saunders Waterford paper. Size 15"x11"

Friday, 14 July 2017

A painting of Otis, from the Scottish Deer Centre

We recently had a day visit to a local attraction - The Scottish Deer Centre.
What a wonderful place to spend a few hours. at one point, we sat and watched the birds of prey display.
We were allowed to take photographs, so I did.
From one of these I created this painting.

On St Cuthbert's Mill Saunders Waterford paper.

Blue Otis

If you ever get the chance, do go for a visit. If you love nature and wildlife, you'll enjoy your time there.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Fly Away

Here's a painting of a crow on the wing.
He was just taking off from a wall, when I snapped the pic, on a recent visit to the coast.

Fly Away


Painted on Saunders Waterford 140lb rough paper. 8x11 inches

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

P1, this painting needs a name!

Sometimes you create something different in art, just because you want to be different.

This watercolour and ink is one of those. Different.
Also, I struggled to think of a name for this painting, so all suggestions gratefully received! Until then, P1 (for primate) will do.

P1
 the painting is on St Cuthbert's Mill Saunders Waterford Paper - and is 8x11" in size.

Friday, 30 June 2017

K2, the Water Kelpies.

In Scotland, there are some magnificent horse sculptures called the Kelpies.
When we went on our Loch Tay cruise, we were told about the Water Kelpies, one of whom was said to live at the bottom of the Loch. They take the shape of horses.

Although I'd painted water kelpies previously, I'd recently got some new art supplies, so I painted them again. This time using ink and pearlescent acrylic ink.

It's hard to see the subtle sparkle on the screen, but as the light changes, so does the way this painting appears.

K2



Even though it was a different medium to watercolour, I still used St Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford paper - and it behaved, beautifully. 
I hope you enjoy this painting.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Paddy on holiday, Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond.

On a recent holiday to Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond, I took my painting implements.
The weather was so beautiful, I painted en plein aire.
Of course, I had a model who was at hand all the time - and so I painted a portrait of him, as well as taking photos and making sketches for further paintings.

Here's the portrait:

Paddy on holiday

 and here are a few pictures of the place we stayed, so you can see some of Scotland's beauty.





Friday, 16 June 2017

Loch Tay Cruise, Scotland

While we were on holiday in April - we had a 90 minute cruise on Loch Tay.
We had to go separately, because dogs weren't allowed on the Rib .. so whilst Paul was on his trip, I took some photos and made a few quick sketches, whilst Paddy slept at my feet.

Back home, I made this painting to reflect the dreaminess of the scene and the dreaminess of actually living in a place as beautiful as we do.

The small black blob in the middle is the boat Paul was on, as it disappeared away up the Loch. Can you see him waving? Me neither!

Loch Tay Cruise 

 
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