17 February 2020: It’s like a jungle sometimes.


16 February 2020: The Dichty Water.


15 February 2020: Banana skin.


14 February 2020: P ♥


12 February 2020: Another sketchbook pattern.


11 February 2020: Two sketches from 2018. For the past couple of years I’ve been playing with patterns, drawing them out in sketchbooks before scanning and colouring them in on the computer. Sometimes I go on to paint them like the design called Lea Rig on the left which I’ve produced twice, once on board last year and once on canvas last month for Fun-A-Day, Dundee.


10 February 2020: Milli ♥


09 February 2020: Path to Trottick Mill Ponds, a favourite walk for Pamela, Milli and I.


08 February 2020: Don’t look back. Detail from Blind Spot painted in January as part of Fun-A-Day, Dundee. Acrylic on canvas, 8 by 20 inches.


07 February 2020: Recording the Abertay Lightship Bell at The McManus Collections Unit last month.


06 February 2020: Construction plans for the St Ayles Skiff designed by Iain Oughtred. This 4 oared rowing boat was commissioned by The Scottish Fisheries Museum in 2009 as a vessel for use in The Scottish Coastal Rowing Project and inspired by a traditional Fair Isle Skiff. Several can be found on the River Tay near Dundee at the Royal Tay Yacht Club and Wormit Boating Club.


04 February 2020: Back to the drawing board.


03 February 2020: Prince Charles Wharf, Dundee.


31 January 2020: Coastal Rowing with the Royal Tay Yacht Club photographed as part of a new collaboration with The McManus Art Gallery & Museum to create an installation for their forthcoming exhibition Time & Tide: The Transformation of the Tay.


29 January 2020: Detail from When I’ve Done the Work o’ Day painted last year after attending a boatbuilding artist residency run by the Archipelago Folkschool at Ardtun on the Ross of Mull. Acrylic on canvas, 14 by 10 inches.


27 January 2020: Two studies from last year, a plane and a skiff. Both featured in Little Originals, an exhibition curated by painter Nicola Wiltshire. Nicola wrote, ‘Do you daydream of escape? Is 2020 the year of adventure or braving new waters? Let art inspire you with these exquisite paintings by David P Scott. At first these appear minimal, a plane in blue sky, a boat in teal water. But actually these are very thoughtful works. David has simplified the shapes in both paintings so that they remain recognisable, yet he leaves enough space for your own interpretation. A very generous way of working! The lines articulate choppy sea, but they could also suggest anything from psychological turmoil to a pattern that is just satisfying to look at. When speaking to David about these works we joked about how hard it is to make something look so simple. It’s true! My favourite is the blue plane, imagine looking up at this painting next time you are feeling trapped in the depths of British winter. The sky is full of Moroccan heat and the plane could be pink from the sun’s reflections. These are just my thoughts. Someone snap them up!’

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