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

Tuesday, 29 April 2014


All the Lovely Colours of Rust

And It's Still Warm First Thing in the Morning

Brighter Later

Mist, Heather

Four new, more abstract, square canvases. 

The interesting textured finish on the rust one I achieved by putting it in the oven in order to try and dry off the painted edges, only it was far too hot and the paint bubbled. I got it out before it was 'dry' to the point of needing to be extinguished, but I quite liked what happened as a result even if it was completely accidental and fairly idiotic. Don't dry oil paintings in the oven. For one thing, it smells.

All four paintings will be exhibited in the Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso as part of 'Absent Friends,' a sort of little sibling to the Art @ Ancrum weekend, which is happening Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th of May. Lots of talent on view there as always, so make some time to go and have a look.

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