A Painting Commission conjours up mixed emotions in artists. Some love the challenge, others will run to the hills. It’s true that commissions can be a gift or a curse, but which they are depends of how well you prepare. This is true for both … Continue readingWhen an Old post resulted in a painting commission – Quarry Bank Mill
Imagine an Urban Landscape. Do you think of Clean? Probably not. Cities are much cleaner than they used to be but cities and grim go together like pencil and lead. Like many other cities, the clean air act transformed Manchester. As a child I remember … Continue readingUrban Landscape – Dirty Old Mill
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.
A return to Quarry Bank Mil for this weeks work in progress. The central courtyard to be precise. A decidedly wonky structure, but all part of it’s charm! And I’m only going a little cross-eyed doing it! There might be some choice language emanating from … Continue readingWork in Progress
Ever get bored doing the same old thing? Time for a change perhaps? What about a collage painting? In order to get good at anything, repetition is important. Practice makes perfect as they say, but when you do the same thing all the time, no … Continue readingEXPERIMENTS IN ART – Collage Painting of Quarry Bank Mill