Sunday, 30 June 2013


I actually started this wee calve a couple of weeks ago and then got caught up on other work. Went back to it this morning for a wee while and made some headway. Happy for now the way it's progressing.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

"There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today." ~Mignon McLaughlin

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~A.A. Milne

Monday, 24 June 2013

Pretty as a picture...

The delicate petals of a Dogwood Rose catching the morning rays..


Ox Eyed Diasies

Isn't this a view to die for, I'm actually standing on the rubble of the property that stood here. It had lain empty for years, then last year it went on fire. This year the ground was put up for sale and it's now been purchased and so far they've knocked down the bit I was standing on. Oh if only I could have won the lottery and built a house on it. Looking out over that everyday would be a good way to spend the rest of your life. Just hoping who ever has bought it won't cram a load of pokey wee homes on it. It deserves to be just the one special abode.

Should have been painting today but thought I'd better work in the garden case it rains tomorrow!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Summer Solstice

I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there.
~John Vance Cheney

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A distinct lack of inspiration

"It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought." ~James Douglas

Finding it a little hard to post on my blog these days, a distinct lack of inspiration on my part. It worried me a little as in the past there always seemed to be something to share. But, looking through some of my favourite bloggers it seems to be an affliction we are all suffering from. Perhaps, like favourite books, tv programmes e.t.c all good things must come to an end. A melancholy Scot for now signing off.........

Sunday, 16 June 2013

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it the present.” ~ A.A. Milne

Monday, 10 June 2013

Down to a trickle....

The weather has been more than a wee bit hot over the last few days, I had a headache over the weekend to prove it...yeugh! As you can see from the photo the burn is down to a trickle. Today was a bit on the cooler side with cloud which will probably bring some much needed rain for the farmers and the gardens. On the theme of down to a trickle, posts will be down to a trickle for the rest of this month.
But enjoy the rest of the month, I hope it's a rich one where ever you are.....

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013

In the Frame....

"Summer's Flush"
Acrylic 8"x8"
Silver gilt frame

"Pinky- A Charolais Bull"
Acrylic 5"x7"
Wooden - off white

"Peter II"
Acrylic 6"x6"
Wooden off white
These three paintings are earmarked for a group exhibition I'm taking part in beginning of  August at the Aberfeldy Gallery. Thought it would interesting for you to see how they look when framed. I'm pleased with them all but really pleased with the two moo painting's.

Well Summer was here in force today, very warm. In fact even with the windows ajar I'm over heated typing this....there's always a price to pay whatever the weather. Hope your weather is fine whereever you are.....

Thursday, 6 June 2013

"Wet Sands" Acrylic 6"x6"

"Wet Sands"
Acrylic 6"x6"
Sold through the Aberfeldy Gallery
Seascapes, beach scenes don't come easy to me but practice makes perfect. Got lots of lovely references yesterday so there can be no excuse for giving it a try.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Mixing business with pleasure...

Was down at the Framework Gallery this afternoon delivering paintings to be framed. Peter and I picked a lovely frame that will look good with the wee landscapes and another for an equine study.
After the business side was done Buddy and I took a walk along Barassie Beach. Was a glorious day and a certain wee man enjoyed every minute.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

"The fairy poet takes a sheet
Of moonbeam, silver white;
His ink is dew from daisies sweet,
His pen a point of light."
~Joyce Kilmer

Found this little ditty this morning and thought it was too beautiful not to share :)

Monday, 3 June 2013

Bit of a blah day.....

Acrylic 6"x6"
Been a bit of a blah day today at the easel but decided to post anyway. Afterall got to share the good and the bad. Wouldn't want you all to think it was easy all the time. Composition is wrong in this one, really trying to fit a 6"x8" into a 6"x6" and it just doesn't go. Also had a problem with the greens which isn't like me...sigh!. Never mind tomorrow is another day. Mind you it's my shopping day and Rosemary is also coming to cut my hair. Another decision trim or butcher.....
Hope your day is anything but blah, thanks for looking fact just noticed my wee world map is registering over 10,000 vists...huge thanks all :)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

I started with good intentions....

I did start with good intentions, when I rose this morning I planned to come back from my walk, organise my brother and then paint. But, it was such a good sunny morning and my walk took longer. Plus I followed a pair of Roe Deer in the car with the hope of adding another photo to my collection. It wasn't easy but with the help of a slightly rattled bunch of cows I got the shot below. I only managed to snap this one, the other disappeared into thin air. I wish now I had taken a photo of  the cows standing bemused of the bank of the burn, wondering what had scattered them left, right and centre. I have a feeling that the deer had been spooked by someone or something and had headed our way to escape. They were running blindly and only saw me at the last moment before doubling back and around the now running cattle. Deciding there was only one of me they ducked through the herd, jumped into the burn heading for me. At the last moment they dodged to the right cleared the fence and landed on the road, that's when one disappeared. The other I expected to jump the hedge so raised my camera accordingly, got nothing but fresh air as it ducked down through a tiny hole in the fence. I wouldn't have got this shot if he hadn't stopped to look for his the photo though :)

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Another Munnings, another Derby winner and both paintings selected at the Maclaurin....

"The Unsaddling Enclosure, Epsom"
Sir Alfred Munnings

Well that's the Derby over for another year. I'm sure the winner Ruler of the World (big name to live up to) will go on to prove a worthy winner but I look forward to seeing second placed Libertarian next time out.
Back to the easel tomorrow but some good news today in that both my paintings "Gathering Clouds" and "Something's |Brewing"  were selected for the up coming Maclaurin Open Fine Art Exhibition. I'm well!

Ruler of the World and connections coming in after his win in the Epsom Derby.
copyright David Cormack (The Racing Forum)