One of my life studies is coming up for sale in a Glasgow auction shortly.
It's Lot 301 in the McTears Scottish Contemporary Art Auction on Tuesday 21 February.
It's of a model called Lynn and was done at Glasgow School of Art quite a long time ago now, so it's really strange to see it again after all these years! It's funny that it still looks like something very familiar.
It's a big piece, and is described in the catalogue as 'ink on paper' - in fact, it's painted in Payne's Grey gouache and Indian Red watercolour on a cream coloured paper. (Indian Red's a really useful colour for life drawing, I'm very fond of it.)
It was originally sold through Art Exposure Gallery in Glasgow in 1991, and has now come up on the secondary market.
It was the first life study I ever sold - in fact, I've sold very few, so it's a rare piece.
You can take a look at it in the catalogue here on the McTears website .
It's quite exciting because you can listen live to the auction as it happens on your computer, and even join in the bidding. (Fortunately, I'll be out at Art School, so I won't be able to follow it live myself and get tempted to bid...!!)