• Visitor's Prize

    The portrait of Sandy has won the North Ayrshire Open Visitor's Prize! Great news for the painting and great to be able to share the news with Sandy himsel'.

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  • Stephen's Mum

    This portrait was commissioned by Stephen. A painting of his mum, bought for his family on his birthday.

    He particularly asked for expressive brushstrokes, which is great to hear from a client. Makes the painting much more relaxed and hopefully that comes across in the image.

    Painted in warm greys and rose skin colours. Oil on canvas 14" x 14"

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  • North Ayrshire Open

    I am taking part in this year's North Ayrshire Open Exhibition. I have been lucky enough to be awarded the Provost's Prize for the drawing of Amy and Megan! Also submitted is the oil portrait of "Sandy" shown in a previous post.

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  • Cloud study

    Third demonstration of the week and another landscape, this time with a horizon a bit higher. The challenge for me here is the "white" of the cloud and the broken foreground, showing pools of water and reflections of sky.

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  • Sunset demo

    This is a demonstration for my Tuesday group. An exercise in alla prima, wet-on-wet oil painting. A two hour study painted on oil paper.

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