Peter Jones House Portraits

Peter Jones is an artist based in Portobello, Edinburgh’s seaside. His work focuses primarily on buildings and place and has been published in a series of small books celebrating the buildings of Kirkcudbright, Portobello, Falkland in Fife, and Craigmillar & Niddrie. His paintings are characterised by quirky lines and fresh, bright watercolour washes, spontaneously drawn and mainly produced in situ, with the subject in front of him. This passion for working outdoors, where the buildings’ colours, character and details can be seen most clearly, takes him also into the landscape.

 

Peter Jones

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Thanks to @bbcscotland and @ladym_mcmanus for the chance to talk about my art on The Afternoon Show today, what a privilege. You can hear the interview on BBC Sounds or via this link - 1h 9 mins 30 into the programme - 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001wph6?partner=uk.co.bbc&origin=share-mobile
This fine old dwelling built in 1735 is in St Andrews, I painted it on Monday, I was almost too warm in the sun 👍 Was offered a lovely cup of tea by the owner, the kindness of strangers.
#bbcscotland #theafternoonshow #standrews #houseportrait #houseportraitcommission #watercolour #penandwatercolour #penandwash #pleinairpainting #scottishart #scottishartist #edinburghartist #kindness #kindnessofstrangers
East Lomond Hill, head in the clouds yesterday, the drab colours were amazing
@falklandestate @thetreecouncil @scottishwoodlands
#falkland #falklandestate #watercolourart #watercolour #pleinairpainting #edinburghartist #scottishwoodland #scottishwoodlandtrust #scottishart #scottishartist
30 Days of Trees, Day#10, this is a mighty oak, from the even mightier old oak wood at Dalkeith Country Park. It's closed just now to give the venerable roots of these magnificent trees a chance to rest, saved from the patter of boots and paws.
I'm at the Gallery at the Stables in Falkland today, at my trees exhibition, trying to tread the line between respecting people's space and promoting my work, it's a shaky line to tread! The exhibition is on until 22nd December, open 10am-4pm daily.
@falklandestate @drneilsgarden #dalkeithcountrypark @old_oak_wood @thetreecouncil @neighbouringorchard @artwalkporty @kirkcudbrightarttours @dalkeith_country_park @scottishwoodlands
#oak #oldoakwood #falkland #falklandestate #charcoaldrawing #charcoalart #drawing #edinburghartist #scottishwoodland #scottishwoodlandtrust #scottishart #scottishartist
Falkland today ***it's a winter wonderland*** perfect for a snowy walk, maybe followed by a Bounty hot chocolate at the Stables where you can catch my trees exhibition while warming up. Snow on Falkland Estate today - looking beautiful!
Sycamore - they're a particularly abundant source of food and habitat for wildlife. Trees are giving all the time, a lesson in life for us mere humans. It's National Tree Week, and a sheer fluke that my trees exhibition in Falkland opened this week too. This watercolour of a Sycamore is for sale, and is also available as a print. Or you can see it in Falkland for free at the Gallery at the Stables, Falkland Estate, open daily 10am-4pm until 22 December
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@thetreecouncil @scottishwoodlands
#nationaltreeweek #sycamorepainting #watercolour #scottishwoodlandtrust #scottishart #scottishartist #inveresk #inveresklodgegarden
I've just found out it's National Tree Week! I'm late to the party, we're 2 days in, but it does feel like synchronicity. I'll bet trees know a thing or two about that. And it's 50 years since 'Plant a tree in '73!' Here's a tree from my current exhibition in Falkland, I'm still not sure what kind it is. Can anyone enlighten me?
@thetreecouncil @falklandestate @scottishwoodlands 
#nationaltreeweek #falkland #treedrawing #charcoaldrawing #charcoalart #scottishwoodlandtrust #scottishart #scottishartist

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