Sometimes, looking at an artwork, the ideas flow easily. A feature stands out or a thought shouts loudly. Crowd painting, it’s busy, almost too busy. Piccadilly Circus is overlooked by Eros, or so is the common perception. Eros seemed a good title. If you are … Continue readingThat’s Eros in A Piccadilly Circus Crowd Painting, Isn’t It?
What is painting home for an artist? After I left home to study in Oxford aged 18, Piccadilly station became a familiar sight to me. It always marked the beginning of the journey, even though, in reality, I’d already been travelling half an hour. Coming … Continue readingPainting Home, When does The Journey Begin?
City Hall, is a curious structure. Like an alien helmet, or Eygptian one maybe, squatting in this painting of the south bank of the Thames. Set apart in a space of its own. It needs space, so that you can appreciate its outline and shape. … Continue readingPainting of the South Bank – City Hall
The lions stand guard around Nelson’s Column in this Trafalgar Square painting. They would still be impressive sculptures without this association. Lying, sphinx like, atop a raised plinths. You have to look up at them, they command respect. At this angle, the lion seemingly stands … Continue readingThe Lion’s perspective, a Trafalgar Square Painting
Looking at this urban scene, it’s hard to believe that the waters of the great river Thames flow below you. The London Bridge painting shows the scene after a heavy rainfall. The pavement and roads are saturated. Light reflects on the watered walkway, as people … Continue readingLondon Bridge Painting reflections
The more I look at St Pancras Reflections, the more I feel that I’m looking at a mirage. Shimmering, rainy reflections caused by the zigzag lines. There’s plenty of colour, but the effect is ephemeral and spirit like. That sense of the image disappearing into … Continue readingRainy reflections at St Pancras