Neil McChrystal Art

Artist and Illustrator

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A River Runs Through It

There’s an exhibition on at Kelvingrove at the moment of art created by various invited artists inspired by the big shiny new Riverside museum complex, which is basically the new transport museum but I’d imagine a lot more besides. It’s called A River Runs Through It, and there’s a massive variety of beautiful work there, but what most caught my eye was the work by Ruth A Nicol. Sadly the curators didn’t think it worthy of inclusion in the exhibition catalogue which is a shame since the canvases themselves were slightly out of my price range…

Still, get down there before the end of January and see for yourself. There’s such a variety there’s certain to be something you’ll like there. Admission is free, and you get to wander round the rest of the collection whilst you’re there.

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Harpy photos

Found some photos of the statue from yesterday’s drawings. They are by Dave Trott (hope he doesn’t mind me pimping his work here) and the original sculpture is The Harpy Calaeno by Mary Pawnall.

The Harpy Celaeno

The Harpy Celaeno

The Harpy Celaeno

photos (c) Dave Trott

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Harpies

Spent this afternoon sketching in Kelvingrove. I love the reactions you get sitting there drawing. Especially the little kid who said to her mother that she wanted to bring her drawing stuff next time they came to the museum 🙂

Harpy sketch #1

Harpy #1 – charcoal. About an hour study.

Harpy sketch #2

Harpy #2 – charcoal. About half an hour study.

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Merry Christmas everybody!

Merry Christmas 2010!

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I know this feeling….

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Kaikoura (20 hours)

Kaikoura (at 20 hours)

I’m toying with titling this Open are the double doors of the horizon; unlocked are its bolts which is from the texts found in the Egyptian pyramids, via Philip Glass’ Akhnaten, which was playing in the studio for most of the time this was being painted.