Get a calendar with frameable art prints,either for yourself or as a Christmas present, see link below, 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.
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Sunday, 17 December 2017
My painting this year has been minimal and I have not managed to get out at all to paint. I am missing this terribly. One outcome of having to be at home is that I have started recently to do portraits. I have done three recently and find that I enjoy doing them. I will post some if the people involved do not object.
Now, I want to thank all my subscribers and followers for keeping the faith and to say that I intend to recommence work in earnest very soon.
So, until then, can I wish you all, everywhere, a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year heralds peace and happiness to us all.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Saturday, 14 October 2017
The calendar is A4 opening to hang as A3 and includes a year planner at the back.
An ideal gift for Christmas.
Cost £10 incl p+p.
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Monday, 31 July 2017
|Watercolour 22 x 15 inch ( half imperial )|
I have tried to reproduce some of the intensity of the power of the sun as it sets. Very soon the setting sun will have moved to the other side of Black Mill, as the days get shorter. So I want to paint when the conditions are good. This week, the forecast says we will have lots of grey cloudy weather with showers, making things difficult.
Best wishes to everyone.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Saturday, 29 July 2017
Friday, 28 July 2017
Monday, 24 July 2017
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
|Watercolour on 22 x 15 inch paper.|
Monday, 17 July 2017
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
|Watercolour on half imperial 22 x 15 inch paper|
I hope you like this TB!
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
|Sunset number 1 - watercolour sketch 22 x 15 inch|
Hope you like it.
H a p p y P a i n t i n g.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
|12 x 10 inch - oil on canvas.|
Thursday, 15 June 2017
|SKETCHBOOK - Seatoller|
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Thursday, 11 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|