Here’s a familiar sign, if you know the street. but where is it? Somewhere in Buckingham, naturally. The 4950 paintings are all of features in Buckingham and surrounding villages. This one you can find on Google Maps I’ve tried not to make it too easy … Continue readingRecognise this Shop Sign in Buckingham?
Wander around Stowe Gardens and you’ll come across a curious structure, a Temple with an alcove that’s all decorated with pebbles. I was going to play a guessing game again. You know where it is, but the title sort of gives it away, doesn’t it. … Continue reading23 Pebble Alcove
Today’s architectural feature is a Bolt. The original image took me a while to find. I had my list of intended painting subjects and this one, Bolt, was particularly hard to find, which surprised me. Bolts are common place aren’t they? The trouble is, they … Continue readingCan a building be summed up by a Single Architectural feature? Plus the staircase answer.
The Fortnum and Mason painting’s a busy one. Lots of colour and texture everywhere. Two main colours dominate, orange/brown and blue/green. The scene is Fortnum and Mason on Piccadilly. A long-established, respectable firm with a reputation reaching back a few centuries to 1707. The Clock … Continue readingMeditations on Fortnum and Mason Painting – New artwork.
Hidden in the Clouds You notice the sky with this London Painting. Dark and ominous, with hints of white that only emphasize just how dark that sky is. You can’t see the rain but you know it’s coming. Within the cloud you can make out … Continue readingMeditation on a London Painting – Hidden in the clouds
Flight over the Thames The cable car ride across the Thames between Greenwich and the Royal Docks is a thing of elegant beauty. I’m always fascinated with engineering. By the way solutions to problems, such as aerodynamics and strengthening, can often be achieved in the … Continue readingMeditating on Cable Car Painting