Nearly Ready for Musselburgh Art Club Exhibition on the 3rd August

Nearly Ready for Musselburgh Art Club Exhibition on the 3rd August. Another year but this one was tough. Alexander reduces time that I have free. Tanya is now a club member and is hosting a craft table with hand painted glass, greeting cards, candles, gift boxes and some other extras. So Anna was working with …

Applying Michael Harding non absorbent gesso to canvas and then another with black(normal) gesso

Today it’s busy busy busy. I started using the Michael Harding non absorbent gesso a few paintings ago and it’s nice. There seems to be a nice shine on the paintings without applying much or any addition oil or medium. It’s still work in progress to see if it works for me but it’s for …

Scott Sibbald Showing at Musselburgh Art Club Art Exhibition August 2018

I cant believe that its this time again. Its time for club exhibhition in the Old Town Hall in Musselburgh. We run from the dates and times below but after several weeks of masking tape, mount boards, plastic and sadly 1 ruined painting I have my entries ready to go. 5 Large canvas and 8 …

Spring plein air painting in the Pentlands

So Saturday morning in the Pentlands .. It was good fun but I got sunburnt even with a Cap and Hood up but the wind was so strong and lets just say my easel did not survive the trip.   The other observation was that my oil paints were very fluid so much more than …

Spring plein air painting in Musselburgh

So on last Sunday I was able to grab the painting gear and hit Musselburgh.. problems were I had only 60 or 90 minutes. It was dependant on Alexander either sleeping while his mum walks with him.. thankfully it turned out to be nearly 90 minutes but it was not quite long enough.  Why, mainly …

Today is pain awareness day so seems right to paint while the sun is out!

  The sun was out and so it felt the right time for painting outdoors. Of course my house does not look out towards Seattle but the cityscape was inclosed with a gift Tanya and I received for our son Alexander. The gift was a christening present of a really cool Seattle Seahawks shirt which is …

Musselburgh Art Club Annual Exhibition from the 6th-13th August 2016

Almost exactly a year ago I posted about the upcoming exhibition of art from Musselburgh Art Club that I am a happy member of. So it may be a week later than last due to civic events in Musselburgh #ROM2016 but the art club is getting ready to put on our event. I have also …

Train sketching and even a bit of nuclear train spotting on the way.. Nice 

Train sketching and even a bit of nuclear train spotting on the way.. Nice So today was another day trip to the pain clinic in Glasgow. It’s a repeat of a trip from last month but I need to go and replace my power charger for my spinal cord stimulator. While the trip is a …

Great view south east from Prestonpans station

Last Thursday was a Lovely day, cold fresh and so tempting to paint.. I thought I will do that now on the train to another hospital appointment in Glasgow. It worked out in the end but the problem was on the return journey when someone brushed my arm and now I have a pencil line …

Urban Sketching while attending Edinburgh’s hospitals

Urban Sketching at Edinburgh regional hostpitals. It’s not unusual for me to visit hospitals but as I had a lot of December appointments I also wanted to use the time better than reading an old copy of a magazine. I decided to bring my outdoor sketching kit and started to draw the area where I …

Musselburgh Art Club has exhibhition in Musselburgh Libary

Musselburgh Art Club has exhibhition in Musselburgh Libary   I popped into Musselburgh Libary the other day to have a look at an Exhibhition of paintings from Musselburgh Art Club. The works are located at the rear of the Libary and the works are affordable and are around A4-A3 in sizes. The collection looks great …

Sunset Inspiration Cockenzie Power Station August 2015 before Demolition

  Sunset Inspiration Cockenzie Power Station August 2015 before Demolition   Last month I was drving home and the sunset was simply breathtaking. Tanya snapped away while I drove on, sorry it took so long to share but thats life.. Should anyone feel like using these images as a painting subject, please do so just …

Arrived in Kiev! Seriously how cute?

  Arrived in Kiev! Seriously how cute?   Tanya, Richard, Anna and I all have arrived in safely. Weather is hot but not too hot. Kiev city looked s amazing in the distance with gold gilded church roofs and really different architecture. We will get into the city on Sunday as tomorrow is Vassa’s seventh …

My left foot explained by ted talks

This is not the first time I have heard the contents of this video but it is a good short way of explaining what is going on with my left foot. Ted Talks Chronic Pain The mystery of chronic pain http://www.ted.com/talks/elliot_krane_the_mystery_of_chronic_pain.html Sadly for me the treatment that this patient received while similar to what I …