Doodles in the margin from an artist living and working in the Scottish Borders.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

On the Road to Stardom

This is the outcome of playing the Film Star Game to pass the time on long journeys; place names on road signs, turned into movie stars.

Rock Rennington, Thornton Crowhill, Stenton Garvald, Acton Trussell, Abbots Bromley.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Some new squarescapes that came out of this summer; either lovely or grey and pissing it down.

Barley, oil on canvas, 20cm x 20cm.

North Sea, oil on canvas, 20cm x 20cm.

Evening Beeches, oil on canvas, 20cm x 20cm.

Whiteadder in Flood, oil on canvas, 20cm x 20cm.
In order, sunlight on fields in the Tweed Valley.
The North Sea on a grey, wet day torn with bright patches.
A clump of beeches just up the road from where we live, a very sculptural and elegant shape.
The Whiteadder in one of its many spates this summer, as seen from high up on the bridge by the Ahlstrom plant at Chirnside.


St Abbs, moderately agitated.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Two Interiors

Two interiors, one new, one less recent, but I like the way they go together.

Stony Faced

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Harvest Time

An evening scene, round about the end of August, in the field behind the house where we used to live in Staffordshire. It was flat and open, and there were always good skies and an interesting light.

This was done with a lot of rough, claggy underpainting with palette knife, and finishing layers done with brush and the edge of a piece of card. The sky was largely brush and fingers.

After the Harvest, Edial, oil on canvas, 60cm x 50cm.


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