Thursday, 23 May 2013

My month of May, so far . . .

Hi there.  Three very different pictures here that sum up my month of May so far, and there is still quite a bit left to go!  The first picture, the silhouette double profile cut, is of  my good friend Cameron Reid and his girlfriend, Annette.  Cameron has just opened a new art store at the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.  It is aptly named, 'ART'.  I went along to the opening party to help welcoming the guests by offering to cut their silhouettes.  It was a very busy and enjoyable evening.  Good luck to Cameron and Annette.  I am sure the store will grow from strength to strength.
The second picture is a watercolour portrait that I did of my granddaughter, Niamh.  She celebrated her 1st Holy Communion this month.  A fantastic landmark.  Painting this watercolour of Niamh rolled back the years to when I did an oil painting of her mother for her special day.
The last painting is a watercolour that I have completed this very day.  Just keeping my hand in and producing as many portrait and figure work watercolours as possible right now.
I don't allow myself to get 'rusty'.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Serious Cartoons

I have been asked to produce a couple of cartoons recently that required to be humorous but at the same time, carry a serious message.  The above pictures are the results.  It was a good opportunity to combine my love of drawing with my desire to be comically creative.

I do hope that the serious message gets across though.  If that happens I will be very pleased indeed.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Willie Young

I would like to dedicate this blog post to a friend of mine who retired from work last week after many years of good service in the nuclear power industry.  Willie Young has been a fantastic leader and a very popular guy.
We all went along to his retirement party last week and I am glad to say that I managed to capture his whole shift in this caricature, which was presented to him.
It is at times like this that I am thankful that I can supply these little presents to people.  I suppose I am guilty of taking things just a little bit for granted.  I know that I would love this kind of presentation to me when I retire.