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Don’t Be Afraid of a Challenge

There will always be someone who appears to do it easier, faster, better. At times you’re that person to someone else. Read more...

How I Do It : Splattering Paint

This short clip shows how I splatter paint, a technique I use a lot for my sheep and seascape paintings. It’s a “happy accident” technique you learn to control through practice. Take a look...

Reinvigorating a Painting by Adding Line

I was doing a little studio study based on my sketches of the River Rha, and at some point I lost too much of the dark and ended up with mid-tone mediocrity and brushwork blended to blandness. This is how I rescued it...

February 2019 Painting Project: Instructions

For February’s painting project, I’ve chosen a photo that’s been the foundation of quite a few of my recent paintings. It’s part of a squence of photos I took one evening when local crofters were running a large group of rams with magnificent horns down the road. Read more...

For Painting Project Subscribers:

Exclusively for my Painting Project Subscribers on Patreon:

Subscribers can also get a short critique of their project painting from me if you wish. Join here...

Photos: January Project’s Paintings of Talisker Bay

The photo gallery of paintings done in response to January’s project photo. I suggest you scroll through to enjoy each individually, then back and forth to compare composition decisions, the mark making, the results in similar and different mediums, what you might try yourself and what you wouldn’t. Take a look...

If you're still working on your painting, don't fret! Simply send it along when you've finished it and I will include it in the nexr  project photo gallery.

Studio Sale

My second-ever studio sale includes a few more experimental pieces that have never been exhibited as well as a couple of paintings from my Interlude exhibition. Take a look...

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