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!

Artists & Illustrators

Artists & Illustrators

I’ve contributed a couple of tutorials in this months (October) Artists & Illustrators.

There’s one about doing life drawings with watercolour and another drawing a pumpkin latte in a cafĂ©.

Scottish National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery

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I love the bright red walls of this gallery, in this room they also were showing some paintings done by artists of similar views, thought I’d try and continue the tradition.

Papercup

Papercup

Papercup

It’s been awhile since I’ve visited paperclip for some lunch and coffee, great bacon and french toast with maple syrup.

Pebble

Pebble

A life drawing in watercolour of Izzy.

It was for a watercolour demo for Artists & Illustrator’s magazine the Autumn edition (think its October)

Wild flowers

Wild flowers

Last weekend I drove to Kilmalcolm and picked up some wild flowers I found by the side of the road for a painting. I love how the roadside verges really come into life at this time of year, I missed the classics like fox gloves, thistles, knapweeds and willow herbs and drew the smaller plants like hare bells, smooth hawksbeard, red campion and buttercups.

Wild flowers - starting

Wild flowers - progress

Wild flowers - detail

Freya, dancer

Freya, dancer

Inspired by Degas’ studies for the little Dancer I experimented with using charcoal and watercolour together as well as working in a large scale A1 (for me)

Nerea

Nerea