A black plum
19th January 2018
I did this commission of a black plum for a lovely client to go with two other pictures he'd kindly bought from me.
This was the most satisfying; Brought all my knowledge from The Arts Student League of New York (where I spent last April) to it.

It's astonishing how next April is a couple of months away ...

I'm doing a lot more watercolours and it's stumbling, I get a nice flow then it's too cold and I can't bear to go out, so I lose the thread.

Twelve grapes
31st December 2017
It's lucky to eat twelve grapes with each strike of the bells at midnight on New Year's Eve in Spain, at least ...

I would - but I'm asheamed to say I'll be asleep by midnight ...

Happy New Year
29th December 2017
There's a Spanish custom that says you've got to eat twelve grapes on New Years Eve just as the bongs sound.
I forget what it's for -
I'll tell you when I've painted the twelve ...

Open Studios at Christmas
28th November 2017
Would you like to come to the Open Studios at Coburg House?
I'm not showing but Javier Ternero is if you like interesting and beautiful photos and many more painters, potters, jewellers etc- and many fairy lights ...

It's open from 6-9 this Friday 1 December 2017
and on Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 from 11 - 5.

Amulree Road
13th November 2017
I have to nerve myself each winter to go out for two freezing hours to get material every week or more, it was easy doing the drawing for this - it was a balmy 14 degrees in September.

The Royal Glasgow Institute
08th November 2017
The Royal Glasgow Institute has accepted two of my paintings and sent me this to share:

The Private View is on

Saturday 11 November
12 noon to 4.45pm
Mitchell Library
Granville Street
Glasgow G3 7DN

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