Choosing a title

One of the tricky parts to creating and selling paintings is probably the simplest….choosing a title on completing the work.   This latest one, an oil painting on canvas of a Highland Bull, caused a bit of a brain freeze so I asked for help via social media. This resulted in clever and well thought out suggestions.

The winning title I chose is ‘Magnus’ – a Scottish name meaning ‘Greatness’ – well suited for this big beefcake I think!image

Another Biggie…


‘Isla’ 60x60cm £195

Following the sale of my big canvas (well, big for me anyway) ‘Stag In Water’, I thought I’d see if another biggie would be of interest to someone.  This ‘heilan coo’ is acrylic on a 60x60cm canvas and was great fun to paint in all her shagginess!

“Isla” will be ‘hoofing it’ down to my display wall at the Garrion Bridges in the next day or two.


Happy New Year!

Well here we are, launching into 2016 when I’ve only just got used to writing ‘2015’.  Where do the months go! 

I wonder how many people have made resolutions and have given up on them already?  I hope to stick to at least a couple of mine, which are to try and get my artwork “out there” this year – meaning a more concerted effort to publicise myself (not an easy task if I’m completely honest) and also to paint more often than I have been doing.

The start of the year has been encouraging though, as I recently sold a large canvas of a highland cow (‘Hamish, Standing” – see below) – so with resolutions in place, let’s crack on!!