1 SAM CALDWELL.: March 2011

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Sea Square

This is from a series of 3 paintings all of the sea. They are all 3cm x 3cm on a 20cm square piece of mountboard, and again, they look much better in person and as a series.


It's a real shame that these come out so badly scanned. This is about 4cm x 3cm in real life and looks a lot better in the flesh.

Stormy Seas

I've been doing a lot of really tiny paintings about my trip up north. This is one of the bigger ones.

Pass the Painting

I've been doing these little paintings with my good friend Archie today. We sit on opposite sides of a wall with a small gap in between, one of us has been doing a bit of something then passing it through for the next person to work on. I'm really keen to carry it on as his work is really nice and they're a lot of fun to do.

Monday, 28 March 2011


I promised to do a giveaway when I hit 100 followers a couple of weeks ago. I forgot to do it when I did hit 100 but have no fear, I'm doing it now. Put up a comment on this post, then I'll put everyone's names into some kind of randomizer thing and who ever wins can have a print of their choice! Good luck.

Friday, 18 March 2011

White Fang

I've also been vandalising this book by Jack London.


Another little painting I've done this morning. I reckon it'll look a lot better on a larger scale with an even tinier bird.

Thursday, 17 March 2011


I didn't manage to get to Rum in the end. I hadn't factored in the possibility of storms or bad weather in winter in Scotland for some reason, but I did however manage to get to the neighboring island of Eigg instead, and I'm really glad I did.

These are a couple of things which I've been working on today. The top two framed drawings are based on photographs I took whilst up north. I traced my walks as one continuous line over a map of the island, transferred the route onto a bit of mount board and made the second drawing out of it. I quite like the idea but I think I can do a lot more with it.

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Tomorrow I'm setting off on another adventure. I'm going to spend a week camping on the Isle of Rum alone, wandering around and drawing and reading. I'm hopefully going to try to document everything I experience about the island and the journey and return with the beginnings of an interesting project. Wish me luck.

p.s In other news, I'm currently at 99 followers and I think when I hit 100 I will do some kind of give away style thing, so tell your friends!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Omar Zingaro Bhatia

Omar Zingaro Bhatia is a Scottish artist who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and he creates these mad, immersive installations. WELL into it.

Sea Monster

Over the past two weeks, myself and a friend built a boat and paddled it 10 and a half miles down the Union Canal. We documented the entire process, as well as the trip and made a really nice book of photos and lists and other bits and pieces.

It started off as a bit of a silly challenge to see if we could do it, but it actually turned out to be quite a nice project about being two little boys on an adventure. We initially intended to get to Glasgow which is close to 70 miles, but at a steady pace of 1 mile an hour that goal stopped being realistic pretty quickly.

Totally different from my usual stuff, I know, but it was a lot of fun all the same. There's a short youtube video about it and this is a link to the pages of the book.