Tuesday, 30 April 2013

NEW York... Shire

I have been visiting my family in Yorkshire for most of this month. Here's my temporary office (Mum's kitchen). I have been scribbling in the old sketchbook for most of my stay in The Shire but have managed to work on my wee Three Blind Mice triptych. I will put in the shadows and tweak the background tomorrow.

I'm really looking forward to getting back to Edinburgh on Thursday and spending some time at the studio.

That is all

Monday, 22 April 2013


It's that time of year again! where the anticipation of warmer weather and a generally more productive atmosphere inhabits El Studio Diablo. With my much needed break in the sun out of the way, I have space in my diary to take a small number of private commissions over the next couple of months. I genuinely enjoy the variety that these collaborations bring to my studio work and find that the whole process is usually good fun for both the client and myself. Don't be shy!

If you want to know a bit more about how this works drop me a line at dylanlisle05@hotmail.com or give me a call on 07914817947 for a friendly natter.

Here are few examples of past commissions


A happy client collecting her painting!


As my last long term One to One student is now exhibiting successfully and getting his fair share of commissions, I now have time to invite another hardworking and ambitious soul to spend a couple of hours weekly or fortnightly with me at the studio. Short courses or life drawing sessions in a variety of styles and mediums also can be arranged. For more information on this... email dylanlisle05@hotmail.com

Whether you wish to add new skills or mediums to your current creative output, refine your existing skills or start completely from scratch, I can help you realise your goals, provide expert technical instruction in a wide variety of mediums, guide you through inspiration to highly finished artwork and hopefully provide insight into life as a working artist. 

The studio, within the thriving Coburg House studios in Leith's Shore area, is relaxed, informal and very doggy friendly. Feel free to give me a call on 07914817947 and invite yourself down for a coffee and a chat about how I can help

Here is an example of what can be achieved with determination and the correct understanding of materials and composition. Alistair walton's terrific painting and a LINK to his website. 

I am just back from Barcelona with a renewed lust for life. I am convinced that this visually and culturally rich city will be my home in little over a year. It's been a while since I have been this excited about making a positive step towards a better lifestyle. Now...how the hell do I get Leda to Spain.

Here's me in Figeuras with Dali's beautiful 
Leda Anatomica

Nuff said...

Friday, 12 April 2013

Three Blind Mice

There's a bit of a rodent issue at Borisova Towers... so I declared war. 
Before anyone lambasts me as cruel or inhumane, the humane trapping method really did not work.

I'm currently visiting family in South Yorkshire and have, predictably, been unable to take a break from working. I am managing to do a bit of this though.

That's all Folks

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