I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 16. SoJie 16 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is the 16th such exhibition; and 74 other artists, besides myself, are exhibiting. Together we represent at least 14 countries.
Winners of the invitational will be announced on July 3rd, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.
Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the li
A tutorial and time lapse demo of a portrait painting This Painting is all about the experimentation of tackling new processes. I have recently been working in thinner layers of liquid paint and have been increasingly inspired by the work of William Turner.
The idea was to show myself studying direct light which has become a key element of my recent work . The eyes would become the focus emphasizing the theme of visual perception of light and colour (the themes of my landscape work). This unusual subject matter for me brings me out of my comfort zone where I’m better able to push my creativity without habits of my experiences in landscape painting. Many hours were spent on this work as it was an experimental learning process. On a few occasions, the camera missed some reworking and r
A recent trip to the Isle of Arran, Scotland shows me finding inspiration for a series of paintings of the island. Using time lapse film, I capture some of the changing light conditions of the West coast of Scotland.
My wife Gill appears a few times and is due to have our 1st child in September.
My first painting demo is now on YouTube for all interested in seeing my painting, “Glen Spean Light” progress from the initial ground to about 1/2 way through. Part 2 to follow in a week or so. Soundtrack: “The Music” “Welcome to the North” Enjoy. LINK
Check out the RB homepage. They’ve featured my painting “Beach at Loch Brittle” alongside some other fantastic Scottish Images. Well done to all. Mon the Scots! If any of you clever people can post a pic of the homepage here that would be great!
Answered a few questions Written by Kevin Skinner who hosts “The Scots Are Coming” group. here’s the LINK for anyone who fancies reading it. This was done having won the “Perfect green and blue Scottish Summer” challenge with this image: