Monday, December 27, 2010

Feathered friends

The long winter evenings without TV can be a most creative time of year and between painting a draw full of feathers from road kill finds can provide a humorous interlude.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Across the water.

Having been brought up on the Mull of Kintyre with my back to Beinn Ghuilean and an uninterrupted view across The Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran I have found that this prospect has always remained my ideal where ever I happened to be living as well as a constant theme to paint. Throughout the preparation for the exhibition on the Island of Gigha water and the way light pays on its surface has always been a dominant feature.The latest batch of paintings has concentrated on the burn meeting the sea and with patterns carved into or spreading across the sands. It is often when finding the abstract within land or seascape that I feel liberated from the exactitude of detail and any preciseness of brush stroke to become more expressive.