MOSI Grey – Original Painting
About the Image
Painting grey without a grey is a problem.
People often ask my why I use such bright colours. It’s quite simple really. When I first started creating these pictures I had 8 colours. Magenta, Process cyan, yellow, deep purple, black, white, orange and green.I use the paints neat and rely on them mixing on the page. It means you have to get creative with the process. Like when I did the Barbican.
Since then I have discovered there are more subtle and deeper colours available. I’m adding to them to fill the gaps, yet I cannot bring myself to buy a grey. I always find other colours I NEED more.
Then I go and decide to paint a grey building, with grey pavement and road, MOSI Grey is the result
Manchester has a reputation for rain.
That is unless you live there, and then you realise the lie. Having said that, there are plenty of grey buildings around. Take the fabulous Science Museum. If ever there was a candidate for the use of grey ink, this is it. But I resisted. Take a closer look at the result.