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

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Admirable Cornelius Stellingwerf

A newly discovered portrait of Admiral Cornelius Stellingwerf, fresh from the conservators. An x-ray of the painting revealed a table and the radiologist's feet. The x-rays may have been calibrated wrongly.



Saturday, 30 May 2015

Thundery Saturday

An update on yesterday's post, the completed series of four small squares, 'Thundery Saturday I - IV.'





Friday, 29 May 2015

Stormy Weather

A week or so ago we had a day of sunshine and heavy, thundery showers. There were some fantastically exciting skies. I went up the road and stood in a field gate and watched a storm cloud trundle past and it was like watching one of Philip Reeve's moving cities go rumbling past. I'm working up some new squarescapes as a result. This is how they're shaping up.


The Last of the Mackerel Cans

I did one of these a while ago, A3 size, and it drove me up the wall in the end. Stripes stripes stripes, fins fins fins, eyeball eyeball eyeball. It was with great reluctance then that I agreed to do another one, but it was a present for a friend and frankly I was being paid money. But definitely this time, no more mackerel.


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Island

I got a new Admiralty chart from ebay (Anguilla, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy') for a commissioned piece, There was enough to do another sea tower.

Tintamarre Fog Trumpet Station, pen, ink and watercolour.




More Noir

After a long break due to the inconveniences of having a job, another in the series of film noir stills.

The Glass Key, 1942. Alan Ladd has ‘bad dreams.’
Directed by Stuart Heisler, cinematography Theodor Sparkhul.


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Black and White

Some ongoing film noir work. Partly an exercise, partly for enjoyment, partly because I like fast dames and men in hats.

Murder My Sweet, 1944.

Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson, Double Indemnity, 1944.

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