Archive for February, 2010


Vanilla or Strawberry?

February 27, 2010

Here’s an update on the work in progress from my last post.  Other than deciding on the flavour of the ice cream, it just needs a few minor final tweaks to bring up the contrast a little. 

coloured pencil on brown paper 2010


Forth Valley Open Studios

February 20, 2010
I’d like to share some exciting local art news:  There is going to be an Open Studios Event in the Forth Valley Area, based on the extremely successful models used elsewhere in Scotland. To fit round existing well established art festivals including open studios events in other areas, the Forth Valley Open Studios event will take place from 12 – 20 June this year.
Unfortunately, I can’t open my own studio to the public.  Firstly it’s in my house and also serves as a dining room, fitness room and cat’s play area.  Secondly, at the times people would wish to visit I’m more likely to be sitting in an office programming than enjoying myself painting in my studio.  
The good news is that The Gallery in Alloa have come to the rescue by offering space to artists unable to open their own studios.  Watch this space as I’ll be providing further details as they become available.

On the Easel

February 20, 2010

My poor little blog has gotten neglected of late.  I’m still working away on my drawing and painting but just a little slower at the moment – hence no completed pieces for a wee while.  Here are a couple of works in progress.

work in progress coloured pencil on brown paper 2010

work in progress mixed media on watercolour paper 2010