Wiener dog

Portrait selection

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New book

I’ve been working on a book “Learn to Paint in Watercolour with 50 Small Paintings” it’s published by Search Press and will be available from February 1st, 2017. (Currently available for preorder)

“Learn to Paint in Watercolour with 50 Small Paintings”

Book preview

A quick flip through of my new book…

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Artisan Roast

Artisan Roast

Glowy light watercolour of Glasgow café, Artisan Roast

Artisan Roast,
15-17 Gibson St,
Glasgow G12 8NU

Ramen Dayo

Ramen Dayo

Glasgow’s first and only ramen shop, such a good place to draw looking forward to trying out their noodles.

Ramen Dayo
9 Gordon St,
Gordon Lane
Glasgow, G1 3PL

New year, new paints

New Palette

New colour samples

New year, new painting set, new palette! I’ve been meaning to swap this over for ages but couldn’t quite let go of my old set.

I’ve listed my new palette below, a lot of fun colours I like using not necessarily a core palette by any means.

You can pick up empty tins really cheaply from most art stores or online shops. I just remove the pan holder and glue the loose pans directly onto the tin.

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Papercup, Glasgow

papercup

You get such great light in papercup, especially how it shines through the wine bottles used for water.

Brew Lab, Edinburgh

Brew Lab, Edinburgh

I’ve been trying a looser style of watercolour recently so bear with me while I try and figure it out. Its a bit of an adventure painting directly in paint and using my pens less and less.

Tintype portrait

Tintype portrait

Got my tintype portrait taken by Richard Cynan Jones at St Andrews Photography Festival last weekend. Loved the whole process seeing such cameras being used, it was a 6/7 exposure which might account for v serious expression!