The brown trefoil leaf and iron curls dominate the railings painting. The rest of the features are rough and incomplete. A mix of dark tones wrestle for space as the colours expand from their original places. Dark, nut brown, indigo and black merge together in … Continue readingMeditation on RA Railings Painting
Dwarfed among the towers sits the historic Cathedral in this painting of the Irwell in Manchester. Dark colouring in stark contrast to the golds, ochres, pinks and purples of the dwellings to the right. Apartment blocks tower either side of the ancient River Irwell. Imperfect … Continue readingPainting of the Irwell in Manchester, art meditations
Red Boat on the Thames watercolour Painting meditations. St Paul’s rises above the turquoise sky with expandng clouds. Pale grandeur over a busy scene. Dark indigo bleeds upwards, hovering ominously over a “sunny day”. Is menace afoot or will it pass by? The hot sun … Continue readingMeditation on Red Boat on the Thames Watercolour painting
The Toast Rack Painting Another item of Mancunian heritage. Once part of the university, now facing a new future as what? Time will tell. It’s future is secured whatever they decide to do with It The Hollings building, affectionately known as the Toast rack, has … Continue readingToast Rack Painting
It can be hard to escape the view that cities are grey, if you look at much London Art. Although in reality there is an exuberance of colour. Views like in this Leadenhall Street painting tend to reinforce that perception of a grey mass often … Continue readingThree Generations – icons of contemporary London Art
Rounding the corner by Warren Street station, a fire engine leans – the only indication of its speed in this snapshot of time. In this painting of a fire engine, you cannot hear the sirens blaring or see the blue lights flashing, but you know … Continue readingBlues and twos meditation – Painting of a Fire Engine .