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 …

I will be showing my new works at the Musselburgh Art Club Annual Club Exhibition 2017

I will be showing my new works at Musselburgh Art Club Annual Club Exhibition 2017.  Now I did post this already today on www.musselburghartclub.com on behalf of the club but in case you missed it here it is… Scan the QR Code to see the Facebook event for the exhibition!    Musselburgh Art Club will …

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 …

Looking into starting a Musselburgh and East Lothian Urban Sketchers Group

If anyone is looking for any urban sketching in Musselburgh or East Lothian? If so, then send me a message maybe we can recruit a few local budding companions for days when the sky is blue or the sea is rough? Scottsibbald.co.uk is looking into the creating of Musselburgh East Lothian Urban sketcher’s Group? Have you heard …

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 …

New watercolour Paintings of Cockenzie Power station before demolition

Original watercolour on paper Cockenzie power station from Port Seton before the demolition – It’s been there since I was born and so I have been sketching in the surrounding area of Cockenzie and Port Seton before the demolition on in two weekends time. It is a popular subject for artists surrounding the power station …