Back to the studio with some new painting. It’s been a crazy old month. I’ve been creating art but I have not been doing much in the way of blogging. I’m playing catch up after Oxford art weeks, Bucks Open Studios, a visit to Manchester… … Continue readingCan you Guess what the new painting is?
London Landscapes are full of surprises. One thing I love about the London Landscape is the way the city varies as you walk around. Cities like London never stand still. As one part dies back a new structure is built over the remains. Some features … Continue readingLife and Death in a London Landscape
Serendipity in art or the role of happy accidents.
Sure, you can know what you’re doing, study methods and plan meticulously. You can control the paint to within an inch of it’s life. You can be skilled enough to make the paintings seem lively, but too much control can often lead to lifeless work.
Watercolour, more than any 2 D medium is often transported by painting accidents. … Continue readingSerendipity in Art
Naming things can be hard, can’t it? I remember how hard it was figuring out the right name for each of our children when they were born. The sense of responsibility, and importance of getting it right, weighed heavily. Deciding on the right name for … Continue readingManchester University Painting – The Knowledge
Battersea and Chelsea combined. Being from Manchester, I had no idea how close Battersea Power station was to Chelsea Bridge. In my mind the two have very different images. One a clean, flash symbol of luxury life and the other with the daily grind of … Continue readingBattersea under Chelsea Bridge
Fancy a trip on the Thames? This week’s work in progress is something I’ve been longing to do for some time. Battersea Power station! Although it’s a bit hard to see tucked away on the far bank across from Chelsea Bridge. It was as close … Continue readingA trip to Chelsea Bridge – Wednesday’s Work in Progress –