Red, White & Blue

February 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm , by Davy

Red, White & Blue

This painting is called “Red, White & Blue”, oil on canvas 16 x 12 inches.

A disintegration of current structures – Apply as applicable.

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Weeping Earth #2

February 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm , by Davy

Weeping Earth #2

This painting is called “Weeping Earth #2″, oil on canvas 40 x 30 inches.

It reflects my current geo-political feelings, a pressing example of which is the Dakota Access Pipeline!

Support #NoDAPL and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

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Weeping Earth #1

February 9, 2017 at 11:52 pm , by Davy

Weeping Earth #1

This painting is called “Weeping Earth #1″, oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches.

Support #NoDAPL

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PWR #1

February 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm , by Davy

PWR #1

This is the first painting in a new series of abstract pieces. They are painted without pictorial reference and are purely subconscious creations. This one is called Painting Without Reference #1 (PWR #1), oil on canvas 36 x 24 inches.

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Give Art for Christmas

December 9, 2016 at 11:54 am , by Davy

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There is still plenty of time to give art this Christmas. Choose an original oil painting, a Limited Edition Print or a gift voucher for a portrait.

Santa and his elves are awaiting your instructions…

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The Pagan of Scoughall

November 10, 2016 at 8:33 pm , by Davy

Pagan Colour Detail

This is a detail from a larger 40 x 30 inch painting, Oil on Canvas. This painting is from the beach at Seacliff.  Auldhame and Scoughall sit above on the cliffs with the ruin of Tantallan Castle in the background.

See previous post re “The Pagans of Scoughall” louring in ships to wreck on dark stormy nights, when winds lashed the coast.

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The Pagan of Scoughall

October 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm , by Davy

The Pagan of Scoughall

Oil on Canvas 30 x 20 inches. This painting is from the beach at Seacliff. Auldhame and Scoughall sit above on the cliffs. That’s the ruin of Tantallan Castle in the background.

This information is from the Wiki on Scoughall – “In 1919, John Robert Dale bought the estate of Seacliff, Scoughall and Auldhame after being tenant farmer of Scoughall since 1848, and Auldhame since 1834. The three estates remain to this day in the ownership of the Dale family. The novelist Robert Louis Stevenson was related to John Robert Dale and spent several boyhood holidays at Scoughall. It was here in front of the farmhouse fire that the young Stevenson first heard the story of how folks in these parts on dark stormy nights, when winds used to lash the coast, lured sailing ships onto the rocks by displaying misleading lantern lights.

The ‘Pagans of Scoughall’ had the worst of reputations. They were said to tie a horse’s neck to its knee and attach a lantern to the rope, then drive the horse slowly along the cliffs, so that a vessel out at sea would think it a ship riding at anchor, and come in, only to be wrecked on the rocky reef known as the Great Car and be plundered by the ghoulish people. These tales gave Stevenson the idea for his story ‘The Wreckers’. Stevenson also wrote in his novel ‘Catriona‘ (sequel to Kidnapped) of the ‘lights of Scoughall’ and purposely put ‘Tam Dale’ in charge of the prisoners on the Bass Rock.”

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The Pagan of Scoughall

October 17, 2016 at 11:01 pm , by Davy

The Pagan of Scoughall - Head Study

This is a detail from my “Pagan of Scoughall” painting, Oil on Canvas 30 x 20 inches.

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Seacliff Heritage Exhibition

August 18, 2016 at 10:57 pm , by Davy

seacliff-heritage-exhibition

My Edinburgh Festival Exhibition 2016 is now on.

I’m at  Gallery Seventeen, 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh. The exhibition runs until Sunday 28th August 2016.

Come in and check out my new paintings if you are in town.

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The Scallop Shucker – Edinburgh Festival 2016

August 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm , by Davy

The Scallop Shucker

The Festival has descended on Edinburgh and there is an amazing atmosphere here!

I am delighted to be a part of it and my exhibition starts on Saturday 13th at  Gallery Seventeen, 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh. The exhibition will run from Saturday 13th August to Sunday 28th August 2016. Come in and check out my new paintings.

This is the completed painting of  “The Scallop Shucker” – it’s oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches and part of my new Seacliff Heritage Series.

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