Black ink and coloured pencils on a small Moleskine. A quick view of Portree on the Isle of skye.
An experiment using acrylic ink with some watercolour wash applied with brush and mapping pen. This is meant to be the QE2 during her last visit to Scottish waters on Tuesday 7th October. I watched her sailing down the Firth of Forth into the distance. She was nearing the end of her final cruise and will soon be off to Dubai to function as a floating hotel. A bit sad as she represents the finest of our, long gone shipbuilding industry. I am old enough to remember her being lauched in the 1960s.
This is Wilkies Basin, on the Union Canal, West Lothian. I painted this from a rough sketch made on a cold, frosty day, earlier this year. Most of the water was frozen (so was I). The broader space – the basin, in the distance, is used to allow narrowboats or barges to turn around. The canal is becoming more frequently used after years of neglect which is great considering the effort taken to dig it, manually, a couple of hundred years ago. The painting is mainly watercolour washes on top of pencil and ink.
Scottish Seniors Golf Tournament – 26th September 2008
Dalmahoy, 14th green. After a great second shot, Jerry Bruner (USA) just misses a birdie 3. At the end of the day he was only 2 shots off the lead.