Monday 20 March 2023

Coffee Shop Readers

Coffee Shop Readers
(Acrylic on mountboard, 10x10 in)

Another small painting started last week at the Club and finished during the following week. Something a little different perhaps, but I’ve been looking at paintings of cafes recently and it’s had its effect. The coffee shop on which this is based is in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh.


Wednesday 15 March 2023

Pharmacy, North Brewick

Pharmacy, North Berwick
(Mixed media on canvas panel, 10x8 in)

Another in the series of shops I've found so interesting recently. This pharmacy is on the main street of North Berwick and I based the small painting on a photograph I took some years ago on a visit to Fidra Fine Art to see an excellent show of George Birrell paintings.

The pharmacy later came to my aid in a roundabout way when, after I fell on some rocks near Tantallon Castle, my friends bought some large elastoplasts at the pharmacy to stem the blood flow!


Thursday 9 March 2023

The Dotty House

The Dotty House
(Mixed media on mountboard, 10x10 in)

In an attempt to continue documenting my local area, I decided to see what I could make of the view at the end of our street, looking towards The Dotty House, a shop that sells greetings cards and gifts.

In its making, this small painting became of those pictures that takes on a life of its own. I like the slightly eerie quality.

Friday 3 March 2023

Low Fell Lane

Low Fell Lane
(Acrylic on canvas board, 10x8 in)

Started at Gateshead Art Society last Friday and finished during the week.

The lane is just round the corner from my house and is one I walk up and down regularly to and from the shops. It's one of the delights of being an artist that you can suddenly be struck by something commonplace and see the potential for a painting.

I've since sold this small work to a collector who lives in Germany.