A Painting Commission conjours up mixed emotions in artists. Some love the challenge, others will run to the hills. It’s true that commissions can be a gift or a curse, but which they are depends of how well you prepare. This is true for both … Continue readingWhen an Old post resulted in a painting commission – Quarry Bank Mill
Finding Lloyds Building pictures is very easy. It’s a building that stands out. Some may hate the design, but there are many of us who draw inspiration from the revolutionary style. The reflections created in its shining steel plates or a sheer fascination with the … Continue readingThe Lloyds Building picture I nearly abandoned
When looking at this British Library gates painting, the first thing you notice are the words British Library repeated in a rising stack. Each layer upwards the font becomes more delicate and light. It’s as if the lower levels need to be reinforced to hold … Continue readingBritish Library Gates painting words
The painting of Catz Quad Oxford, showing the bell tower in the distance, is not the view that typically comes to mind when thinking of Oxford. No dreaming spires here. This is modern. Clean lines replace carvings and concrete replaces traditional stone. The geometry of … Continue readingPainting of Catz Oxford – Painting of the Week
A Bright Red Underground sign perches on top of a shiny pole. Standing like a lollipop, it virtually splits the painting down the middle. You see it towering overhead, as you look up from the underground entrance. Silver railings on the right break up your … Continue readingCharing Cross Station.
The Journey Begins is the thought behind this Marylebone painting. Wherever we go we start from somewhere. Stations are the beginning of many a journey, from a short hop to a nearby town or city, to the epic adventure or travelling around the world. Life … Continue readingMarylebone painting – The Journey Begins