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An oil painting of the close harmonies observed at sunset - Sunset Study

Sunset Study

A painting based on a smaller sunset study. As soon as the smaller sunset study was completed I wanted to take it further. It was right to stop the earlier one when I did as it felt “finished” but I still knew there was a lot more potential in the image – best realised by […]

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Painting of the dawn sky above the River Ythan - Dawn River Ythan

Latest Paintings – 2 at Sunrise

Two small sunrise studies recently finished. This is the latest in a series of outdoor paintings of the sunrise viewed from Tayport as the sun’s position during sunrise still keeps moving northwards. As I write this in early June, though – it should stop its northern movement soon and start drifting southwards again. Then I […]

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Sunset painting in oil - Sunrise from Tayport

Latest Paintings

                  Both are studies of the sunset but radically different ones. The phrase “no two are ever alike” could have been made for skies and when you paint the sky as a subject you really don’t have any idea what you’re going to see when you go […]

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A brief pause in my work….

A major operation and the last 4 weeks in hospital have given me a real appreciation of our National Health Service.
I’m back out now and I hope to be drawing and painting again very soon.
Actually, the sun is shining right now and there are at least a few clouds around…..?

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River Tay Cloud Study - cloud painting

River Tay Cloud Study

River Tay Cloud Study  – cloud painting, 8x10ins. oil on canvas   Based on an earlier painting in an attempt to take it a bit further while still staying with the theme.  Anyone living on this shore of the Tay knows the wind and the clouds too.

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Work in progress

All the bad weather lately means I’ve got the chance to work on a multitude of unfinished canvases and get at least some of them finished.This one is almost there (but not quite..)

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There comes a point…

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river.
We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in. ” — Desmond Tutu

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Landscape painting of trees in sunlight at the edge of a wood in the Sidlaw Hills

The Edge of the Woods

  I’d been painting in these woods for an hour or two when I turned round and saw two roe deer hinds about 30 feet away observing me gravely. They must have crept up behind because I never heard a thing. They looked at each other for a few seconds as though they were discussing […]

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