Have a look at my prints, lots to choose from, Beverley views, Beverley Minster, St.Mary's Beverley, Castle Howard etc. Greetings cards. Postcards. Also moving paper models ( automata ) and static models that can be made at home. Click button below for more details.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Monday, 1 May 2017
Sunday, 30 April 2017
|close up of dragon front|
Well, though not doing any plein air painting at the moment I am nevertheless still producing, when time permits, some illustration and simple automaton work. Here is the front part of SCRHEAL ( pronounced scree..a...ll ) the third of a series of simple automata, yet to go the the printers. Scrheal is a massive dragon tamed only by N'hog the dragon rider. Look out for details soon.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
The model comes on two sheets of A3 paper and is coloured in as shown.
More details at John Geekie Art
See a video below which shows a smaller version of the same design.
|Detail of the front of the dragon showing the dragon rider.|
Monday, 20 March 2017
This is made from a collection of nets, all on one sheet of A3 paper ( available as a print).
The face on the front is optional, also I will add some colour to the arms and body.
This is a difficult model and is very satisfying to make.
The nets of the drummer are plain white as shown on the finished photograph. This allows for decoration of the model, maybe adding colours for a drum or uniform.
The net below can be supplied to you to make at home, ( £10 including p+p)
A video of the drummer can be seen here
Friday, 17 March 2017
|Curly hair and hairy eyelashes.|
Here are some pictures of a simple rotational lever actuated automata, or simply, a little moving dog made from paper. This was a paper model my year 8 students would make as part of their lessons looking at automata and before moving on to making wooden models in year 9.The model also requires a straw with cocktail sticks added. This is used to move the head and tail of the dog. I will and supply these.
The dog can be made to nod it's head, wag it's tail, look like it is walking, even running.
Here is a link to see one working.
Here is the net sheet which is A3 in size, cost £10 including postage.
Here are some assembled pictures.
|Moving his head|
|View showing ears before cutting them to make them look hairy|
|All parts cut out ready to crease and fold|
|Parts creased, folded and waiting to be glued.|
|Nose cut out|
|Detail showing cocktail stick through straw on outside|
|Main body net|
|Important, this shows how to fit and arrange the cocktail stick inside the body of the dog|
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The A3 sheet above can be cut to make the model shown below. The sheet can be posted to you for you to make at home. ( £10 including p+P ).
|Detail of front showing the optional tree|
Friday, 27 January 2017
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Saturday, 17 December 2016
I have just received this print from my printer. It shows the lake at Wassand Hall. I love the greens and the absence of sky in this study of the lake. The reflections on the still, dark water were interesting to observe and try to capture. The print is A3 in size with a wider white border than shown above. The actual image being approx 30cm wide and 28cm deep.
Hope you like it. See the prints page for details about how to purchase.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
|Click image to see a larger view.|
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Friday, 18 November 2016
|Langdales from Blea Tarn|
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
My picture of the interior of the Minster was not selected unfortunately. The limitations of space available combined with the number of entries makes the blow a little less painful. The preview will be on Thursday 24th November 5.30 - 7.30. I will try to make it and if so, look forward to meeting old friends.
Here is the picture framed, it was done by Ford framing and they have done an excellent job. Hope YOU like it. *(;o).
I did the picture in about 5 visits to the Minster, sitting in the same position, with my wife being tolerant and waiting for a coffee. It is sketched straight onto the watercolour paper and I have tried to get the impression of height, the soaring roof. The style is pen and ink detailing the organ in particular and getting looser as we move away.
|Overall frame measures 22 inches by 30 inches approx. Click image to see larger view.|
Thursday, 3 November 2016
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Saturday, 8 October 2016
Friday, 7 October 2016
Thursday, 6 October 2016
|Very minimal pen and ink approx A5|
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
£10 incl postage.
Email me if you would like one posting to you.
Monday, 5 September 2016
Thursday, 1 September 2016
|Quick impression - loose watercolour over pen wash.|
Postscript, I have been meaning to say how lovely it is to hear the grasshoppers chirring on the Westwood as we walk George. Started hearing them on sunny days in August and on into September.
Friday, 26 August 2016
|A little more detail and colour added.|
|Watercolour sketch approx. 22 x 15 inch, half imperial.|
A3 Prints available - posted worldwide.
Sunday, 14 August 2016
|A2 watercolour sketch|
Saturday, 13 August 2016
|Plein air 12 x 10 inch oil on canvas.|
We travelled to Wassand Hall as I wanted to attempt to paint the white border, to include, in particular the huge poppy type flower. I will post the exact name later but believe it to be a variety of a Californian poppy (probably Romneya coulteri). On the day I could only block in the colour, the wall position and the path. The large white areas were also added, this took about fifteen minutes, when I had to suddenly cease painting and return to Beverley. So, with the scene in my mind I finished this at home, quickly and without the deep detail I usually include. Wassand is open for the last time at the end of the month and it will be worth a trip just to see this border. I hope to have this in my autumn exhibition.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
|Watercolour added to previous sketch|
Summer is really with us now as far as the plants are concerned the weather could be better, at the moment it is windy and cloudy.