Sometimes titles can be harder than the painting? I don’t usually struggle knowing what to paint. But, what to call the painting? Well, that’s a different matter What can I say? First, here’s the Finished Painting of the CIS Building. But, as usual, it’s title is elusive. I’ve considered CIS Building but that’s way too obvious. And although I like the idea it’s a anagram of CSI letters… that’s a bit obscure and doesn’t really work as a concept. It’s tempting to go with “Towering over the city”… But Cooperative Achievement seems to be winning the day. The origins of the Cooperative Society are in the Greater Manchester Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. And it IS a symbol of achievement. So, I think that’s it… Unless you have a better suggestion?
This weeks Work in Progress is very tall… Well, by UK standards. Just the lettering on the top of the CIS building and I can start masking! And, no, that isn’t a mistake, I don’t mean CSI! The iconic Cooperative Insurance Association building used to be the tallest in Manchester… until the Hilton arrived. And it’s something of a favourite with Mancunians. I love with the angles. It’s a side street view off the beaten path. My favourite kind… You get the feeling most people just walk past. Astonishing! I hope to start painting tonight or tomorrow morning ready for a big reveal on Saturday! Watch this space!