I felt overwhelmed when planning my Welsh Industry painting. How do you represent the heart of a nation in a few pithy images? A picture tells a thousand words, so the saying goes. Is that enough to reflect the beauty and grandeur of the land, … Continue readingMeditation on Welsh Industry
This little gem of a canal is in the heart of Manchester – or is it Salford? I’d better check. Yep, it’s Manchester. This is the progress of the painting of Castlefields Basin. I love canals, I grew up near the Rochdale Canal and it … Continue readingCastlefields Basin – Painting in Progress
This weeks Wordless Wednesday is a Water tap painting. 13 Water Tap painting is part of the 4950 seies which was created in 2018.You can see the rest here. The tap can be found at Claydon estate.
20 Fenchurch Street is one of those buildings that people either love or hate. It evokes strong emotions because it is so different to the surrounding architecture. Towering overhead in this Walkie Talkie painting, it inspires that sense of looming that tall buildings convey. Older … Continue readingMeditation on the Walkie Talkie Painting
The Royal Opera House painting was an ambitions project. First there was the size and the level of detail in the image chosed. As usual with these types of projects, breaks are frequent as eye strain is a potential issue. Particularly at the masking level, … Continue readingRoyal Opera House Painting Creation
The Charing Cross painting is one that exploits dark and light. The strong black railings frame the taxi, streetlight and Charing Cross Hotel behind. Bold blacks and blues form elegant shapes defined by white lines. Black squiggles trace their way down the columns, highlights picked … Continue readingMeditation on Charing Cross Painting