Walk Upon Dumgoyne

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Walk Upon Dumgoyne, acrylic on board

This is a wee painting of the top of an unusual hill which is part of the Campsies, north of Glasgow. I have made a video of it so you can see it in more detail, and get an idea of the size.

If you want to see it (because I can’t post video on WordPress), click here and it will take you to my Instagram account.

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Looking to Loch Carron

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Looking to Loch Carron, acrylic on board, 12.5 x 17.5cm (7 x 5″)

When I started painting professionally, many, many years ago, I started with acrylic. I painted murals all over the UK using it, in bedrooms, gyms, restaurants and kitchens among many other places. But about 15 years ago, I decided I had had enough of contorting myself at the top of ladders and hung up my acrylics thinking I’d never use them again.

Over the past month or so, I’ve had a hankering to use paint that will give me texture, and not wanting to use oil because of the chemicals and the smells, I dug a very large box of acrylics I had stored out of the attic and painted this. I had forgotten just how much I liked acrylics. I lay down a layer of gesso primer first letting it dry with texture and went to town with blue.

Acrylic, I’ve missed you!

Looking to Loch Carron is available in all my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Summer Days

This may be familiar to some of you, and I did paint something like this a while back just much larger. I liked it so much, I wanted to see if I could do it again… Summer Days is available in all my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

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Summer Days, 18 x 13cm, mixed media on watercolour paper

Behind the Drover’s Inn, Loch Lomond

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Behind the Drover’s Inn, Loch Lomond, 13 x 18cm, watercolour

This wee painting is for sale on all my usual shops, Etsy, Artfinder, and ArtGallery.

Cloudscape

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Cloudscape, 30 x 30cm, £395 (unframed)

I haven’t posted one of my oils for a while. This one hangs in my studio at the moment. right above my desk; so I’m looking at it just now. I’ve always liked the addition of the green and blue to the clouds and the touches in the waves. There is something about the contrasting colours that sit so well for me.

To the Islands

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To the Islands, gouache on watercolour paper, 18 x 13cm, £40

If you drive just 20 minutes south of where I live, you get to the highest point in the Glasgow area. From there you can look out west and see the islands of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

If you are lucky enough, the sun will be doing spectacular things at the same time.

To the Islands is for sale online at all the usual place – Etsy, Artfinder, Art Gallery and nuMonday.

Winter Lochans

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Winter Lochan, mixed media on board

I’m busy working on a series of paintings, ready for exhibition at Smithy Gallery. This is one of the finished ones.

Sunset Cottage

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Sunset Cottages, 15 x 10cm (6 x 5″), gouache on watercolour paper

For sale on Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.