The entrance is now somewhat different with added security features.
Sunday, 14 January 2018
Friday, 12 January 2018
Here is an old, late 1980, sketch showing a busy River Hull entrance. A ferry can be seen with its two vertical masts and I am trying to find out which ferry it was. The ferry service stopped when the Humber bridge opened and the phalanx of pedestrians seen making their daily march to offices, school and other places of work in the town just stopped.
Uploaded by John Geekie at January 12, 2018
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.
Contact me here
Uploaded by John Geekie at October 14, 2017
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.
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 31, 2017
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 30, 2017
Saturday, 29 July 2017
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 29, 2017
Friday, 28 July 2017
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 28, 2017
Monday, 24 July 2017
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 20, 2017
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
|Watercolour on 22 x 15 inch paper.|
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 18, 2017
Monday, 17 July 2017
Just wanted to say there are some amazing sunsets in Beverley at the moment. The Westwood and Black Mill are good spots to witness the amazing sight. I wanted to thank all of you who have taken photographs and sent them to me in particular T.
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 17, 2017
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Needed to do an emergency visit to the shops and cycled past the Minster. And wow, suddenly, a commotion. Loud cries, screeching cries, urgent cries came down to me from overhead. I stopped, looked up, and there above me on stuttering wings were the peregrines. One flew off with, I suspect, a newly caught bird, the bird was hanging from the talons as it slowly, flew away. It was followed by a juvenile ( I wonder if there was to be an aerial exchange ) out of sight before returning. They landed on the top of the south towers. I saw three, possibly four.
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 13, 2017
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
|Watercolour on half imperial 22 x 15 inch paper|
I hope you like this TB!
H A P P Y P A I N T I N G E V E R Y O N E.
Uploaded by John Geekie at July 12, 2017
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
Hall Garth , to the south of Beverley Minster. This view focusses on the tall building, a local guest house. The window design is interesting and I suspect is also original. The white building to the side has some rather distorted window frames possibly suggesting lime mortar has been employed. Of course the idea of a field next to the Minster, so close to the town centre with extremely well looked after cows, contently grazing, always makes me smile. Such a bucolic, peaceful sight.
Uploaded by John Geekie at June 29, 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
|12 x 10 inch - oil on canvas.|
Uploaded by John Geekie at June 21, 2017
Thursday, 15 June 2017
|SKETCHBOOK - Seatoller|
Uploaded by John Geekie at June 15, 2017
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Hi everyone, I have been doodling with dragon sketches with a view to making moving models ( automata ). I thought that they may help some of my younger followers with their own ideas. So here are some sketches for you, to help you design your own.
Uploaded by John Geekie at May 11, 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.
Uploaded by John Geekie at April 30, 2017
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.|
Uploaded by John Geekie at March 22, 2017
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
Uploaded by John Geekie at March 20, 2017
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|
Uploaded by John Geekie at March 17, 2017
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|
Uploaded by John Geekie at March 15, 2017