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 …

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 …

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 …

Urban sketching in the sun followed by a walk and a pint

What a nice day today. Painted outside the house with Alexander for a while in the morning. It was glorious and has got my painting and urban sketching appetite going. Should Urban Sketching in East Lothian interest you? Then please have a look at my other post about urban sketching in Musselburgh or East lothian …

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 …

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 …