Glasgow Sketches

One really good way to look at something, the best I think, is to draw it. No matter how much I think I have studied something, when I draw it, it really opens up for me. However I didn't get to draw much on this trip as there was so much to see and I …

SKETCH PAD : LONDON

Last week I posted about the Agnes Martin show at the Tate Modern in 2015. Here are some sketches I did on that trip. Some are in ink pen while the more faded ones are in pencil. The apparent areas of shading in some are as a result of lazy scanning and the use of …

AILEEN MACKEOGH~House

When I was young I worked in the local arts centre as Exhibitions Officer. It was a glorified title as I had no executive powers but it did give me a chance to experience the workings of a gallery and to meet artists. The majority of the shows that came through were paintings-oil or watercolour- …

SO EASY

One of the most annoying thing an artist can hear is the exclamation "Oh it's so easy for you!" It is meant as a compliment but it's not too hard to feel the whack of its backhand. You don't work at anything, it implies, you don't even have to try. The genius of this phrase …