HMS Duncan spotted in Istanbul July 2019

Whilst on holiday in Istanbul we had gone out for an evening stroll with the children. I left my wife and sister in law chatting away watching the kids in a playground. I decided I would have 20 mins spare and so I headed for the water. It was only 30 meters. Anyway I was …

Please Share This ScanQR Code for Musselburgh Art Club

Just to make things a little Easier I have created this ScanQR Code that will easily share the Facebook Event for the exhibition.  Its not a virus but it should ask if you want to open Facebook & Musselburgh Art Club?      Musselburgh Art Club Summer Art Exhibition 2019 The Club will be holding …

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 …

My pain and why not everyone understands

I have never written much about pain in the past and until now I have not thought about why. I am not really sure why “I understand” but here goes…  Firstly I think that I am honest with myself about my pain. That’s a good start. A long while ago I met someone in hospital and he …

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 …

So it’s back to school for the parents and it’s on to secondary school for the p7 pupils at windygoul primary today. Anna won two trophies!

So it’s back to school for the parents and it’s on to secondary school for the p7 pupils at windygoul primary today.. After this it will be make up hair spray fake tan! And that’s just for me! Roll on the leaving prom… Even the name has changed in the two decades since I left… …

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 …

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 …