Sunday, 9 October 2016

The Viaduct, Stockport

Latest painting finished and varnished, "The Viaduct, Stockport" Acrylic painting canvas on board @ 24x18".
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Le Chat Bleu sur Coussin Jaune

Yet another finished painting, I must say not my usually genre painting far from it but I fancied a bit of a change. I don’t have a name for the painting yet so I’ll just call it "Le Chat Bleu sur Coussin Jaune" for now, another acrylic piece on canvas board 24x18”, I don’t think it turned out too bad for my first animal portrait.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Finished "Quick Pint at the Bowling Green, Denton, Manchester"

Finished painting of my local pub I was in most of the time during 1987/88 when I was in my youth just left school and started to hang around in pubs. This is an Acrylic painting on canvas board at 24x18".  

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Work in Progress Time for a Quick Pint before Sunday Dinner

Another Acrylic painting on canvas board, the recent paintings seem to have taking me a couple of days from the initial idea to the finished painting which if you know me this isn't what I normally do. It could be that I'm working with acrylics rather then oils, I prefer Oils in everyway but I'm moving very soon and I don't want to move with wet paintings I had enough of that when I was at college. This painting and the "Bag-Wash" painting I have produced without using a ground, I normally use a ground for a couple of reasons however I wanted to try painting straight on the canvas. I have noticed due to the transparency of the paint its letting the white of the canvas board shine through making the end painting more vibrate and luminous in the way turner use it for lights in his skyscapes. Anyway the painting is an image out of my memory of my local pub which I spent a lot of time in during my youth when pubs use to be pubs, a place for socialising. The pub used to be called The Bowling Green in Denton, Manchester which is still there now and still open but with a different name and a different crowd.  

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Finshed " Sunday, Bag-wash Day"

Painting is now finished, didn't take long to finish this one. The medium is acrylic paint on canvas board at 40x50cm, the reason I'm using acrylic for a change is I'm moving house in a few weeks and anything painted in oils wont be dry in time for the move. The scene is a northern scene set in the late 60s at a guess, my mother always went to the Bag-Wash also known by many as The Laundrette. I think my mum enjoyed going to the Bag-Wash not because she enjoyed cleaning the clothes far from it but it was a place to gossip about other local people.

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