There’s a long tradition of poetry inspiring art. Finding focus and inspiration early in an art career is challenging. In fact the two needs can lead you into opposite directions. It’s easy to follow whims and do what takes your fancy but the truth is … Continue readingPoetry inspiring Art – finding direction
We have colour! Just the first stage of painting but colour none the less. Next I apply darker colours and blow the paint around. But I have to leave it to dry otherwise the paint blooms instead of forming lovely tendrills. Now I need to … Continue readingThere’s progress at the mill…
Cotton Mills are impressive structures… And complicated. But by ‘eck they look good when you get ’em right! And I think I’ve got this one right. In fact, I’m very pleased how it’s turning out. Of course, it’s going to change completely once I start … Continue readingIn Painting, Preparation is 90% of the Job.
Happy New Year! I’m starting 2013 with something retro and a touch of Urban Decay. Another Mill before starting the next big project. Swan Mill in Chadderton to be precise. Another one I walked past frequently as a child. It’s also still standing. So, here’s … Continue readingRemembering the Old in the New Year