Monday, 26 September 2011

Lots going on.

A letter has been posted to the Anatomy Museum in Edinburgh today. I am hoping to get a day in there with my sketchbook. I really hope this transpires.

I'm hoping to finish up the work for the wee Aberdeen exhibition. The opening is on 11th October from 5.30pm onwards at No1 bar/restaurant, 1 Queens Terrace, Aberdeen, AB101XL in the west end of Aberdeen. All welcome. LINK

I will also be cracking on with the Ordinary Allstars cover work which I suspect is behind schedule.

That is all

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sunday Sunday

Been working on this today. All will be revealed later. 


Saturday, 24 September 2011


Here's my theme tune for tomorrow

That is all

Thursday, 22 September 2011


Was working late at El Studio Diablo again tonight. Finally downed tools at 11pm! I'm like a man possessed. Anyhoo, here's what's occuring...

I have spent most of the day painting the first layer of colour and rendering of the fabric. Pthalo blue and white into a pthalo blue glaze. Once this layer is dry I will glaze again and add the highlights to stop it looking so electrified. Not sure how I will handle the flesh... perhaps I will have a look up Vermeer's sleeve. 

After a bit of a break I can feel things coming back to me. ACE!


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Here's a photo of the latest finished piece for Aberdeen in October. Turned out nae bad.

Here's the composition drawing for the final piece for the Aberdeen show. Alison Auldjo of the UnionGallery makes an appearance yet again.


Friday, 16 September 2011

Surgeons Hall Edinburgh

Yesterday I went to Surgeons hall Museum in Edinburgh to see some amazing specimens and illustrations. They said I had to write a letter if I wanted to see the good stuff though. Much of the things on display to the public are curiosities such as deformed skulls and pretty baffling growths and parasites but generally it was pretty breathtaking. The array of jars containing scary things is something to behold as is the skin from the chest of a sailor complete with ship tattoo and nipples. A recommended experience but not really what I was looking for in terms of anatomical reference.

It would appear that the main anatomy museum in Edinburgh, based at the school of medicine, is closed to the public and only open to it's students. What a bizarre situation. I am going to write them a letter and attempt to get a day in there drawing.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tired and Happy

Lot's of interesting news today and yesterday. All will be revealed in due course.

Finally found a couch for my Studio lounge area. All I need now is a bear skin rug, some obscure art books on the coffee table and a couple of trained penguins to bring me my coffee. 

This is finally coming together. A couple more days and She will be ready for the framer.

Now back to work on the record cover...

Monday, 12 September 2011


Ready for over painting tomorrow. Very tired. 


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Album cover artwork commission

I have been asked to paint the cover for the forthcoming EP (more of a mini album in my opinion) from The Ordinary Allstars LINK

Looks like I will be doing the album cover next year too. Something different to get my teeth into and a break from the old routine LINK

I will post the developments as they happen.

I have been crazy busy today and now my head feels like this!

And I'm going to be at El Studio Diablo until the early hours...AGAIN!

Huge blogpost

I finished up at the studio at 2.30am! It would appear that my creative compulsions have stepped up a gear!
Today has been incredibly busy! Up early for a big walk in the pouring rain with Leda, taught Alistair Walton for a couple of hours, dropped the flatmate off at accident and emergency, ate a couple of sandwiches and then went to the studio. Looking forward to getting back in there tomorrow.

Had a bit of a tidy up at El Studio Diablo this afternoon. Here are some newly organised spaces. Click on the images for a closer look.

 I am looking for a some super kind person to donate an old couch/sofa for the studio!
As I will be spending much more time in the studio I am going to  turn half of the space into a wee chill out/ afternoon nap/eat my lunch/cuddle Leda space. Please help! 
Contact me on 07914817947 or email

 Here's what I have been working on today. Some very basic blocking in. This piece is for a wee show in the west end of Aberdeen in October. I will keep you up to date with dates and Location.

The opening of UnionGallery Edinburgh's Bee inspired exhibition went well on Thursday evening. Alison and Rob yet again pulled off another fascinating show. I would advise you to go and marvel at the diversity of interpretations on the theme. 
I was sent a link to a review of the show. Here's my mention. Shame about the misspelling of my surname but quite an interesting and well considered piece of writing all the same. Click the text for the rest of the review.


Also spotted some updates on my dear friend K M Yule's blog. Go see LINK She has posted up a load of her old work. I had forgotten just how thought provoking this body of work was.

K M Yule 
10 metre long dress
Embossed Latex, Vintage Lace and Beading

Righty then! I should get some sleep. Another busy day tomorrow. Have a meeting about designing an album cover in the morning. Will let you know more as things progress.

Good morning!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bees Knees


Here are the finished Bumble bee pieces for the UnionGallery show that opens 6.30pm tomorrow Thursday the 8th. Should bee a buzzing exhibition It should bee pollen in the crowds so bee there or bee square.


Monday, 5 September 2011

New talent Link Susie Brown

Check out Susiemaroon LINK
Very talented designer friend of mine. If you are looking for one offs and something very different here's the place!!!!

Where is my mind

This is my theme tune for the day. I am feeling a bit blue. Poor Deer. 

Still working on the Bee diptych for UnionGallery Edinburgh. The opening is 6.30pm on Thursday the 8th of September so turn up for a glass of wine, excellent banter and, of course, some amazing interpretations of the bee by some mighty fine artists.

Will post more later

Thursday, 1 September 2011

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