Other Series

Gothic Edinburgh

This series was an exploration of the stoic and religous Gothic heroine set against Edinburgh’s astounding Gothic architecture and the underbelly of Edinburgh’s dark brooding past.

Here is a review of my “Gothic Edinburgh” exhibition by Vivien Devlin at The Smart Leisure Guide;;

https://smartleisureguide.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/davy-macdonald-a-dramatic-artist-with-a-story-to-tell-gothic-edinburgh-at-dundas-street-gallery/

WAAF Series

A war time 1940’s feel. The backgrounds are the iconic Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry and Cramond Island in the Firth of Forth. The first German air attack of the 2nd World War took place over the FRB when German bombers came to destroy ships at the Rosyth Naval Dockyard. Spitfires from Turnhouse were scrambled and drove off the bombers, shooting down two of them…

Aspects of Edinburgh

A contemporary view of some of Edinburgh’s famous landmarks. The Castle, the National Monument, Calton Hill to Princes Street and the Gothic Rocket that is the Scott Moument.

Deco Dames

The aim of the series was to capture the style, elegance and opulence of the Roaring Twenties, “La Belle Epoque”.  Celebrating the finer things in life!

Limited Edition prints are available of some of the paintings.

Anatomical

The backdrop for these paintings is the Anatomical museum in Edinburgh. It has an amazing foyer with two large elephant skeletons standing guard. The idea was to represent a student through the ages; from a Victorian pioneering atmosphere to a more contemporary look and feel.

There are Limited Edition prints available of 4 of the paintings.

The Absinthe Diaries

One of the initial inspirations for the “Absinthe Diaries” series of paintings was Manet’s painting of “The Bar at the Folies Bergere”. The series began with an idea to capture the working life and after hours of the barmaid with a period feel and melancholic atmosphere.

There are Limited Edition prints available of 5 of the paintings.

Mythological  Series

Champagne Club Series

Champagne and Oysters.

Female Figure Paintings

This series of paintings is based on the female figure.

Retro Paintings

This is a series of paintings inspired by the Ziegfeld Follies era and the girls of vintage burlesque.

Master Studies

This series of paintings is based on studies of painters of the past and present. This has been a learning mechanism used by artists across the centuries. The study of Sargent’s cavaliers is based on his study of a Velasquez which is part of a series of studies he made in the Prado Museum in Madrid.  Robert Maguire created many fantastic images which were used on pulp fiction book covers in the 1950’s and Lucian Freud is one of my favorites.

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