Friday, 26 April 2013

Anyone that don't know Great Art have lowered there free delivery prices for the next few days. If you spend £19.95 you get free delivery, its normally £40 and if you spend any less the Delivery prices and really pricey...  If you only want one or two items try Artifolk where you get Free Delivery if you spend over £10 and this is their normal P&P its not an offer…

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Just a quick recommendation, I've recently joined an Artist website where you can upload you're work and receive comments from other members. Also they have an online text chat where you can chat to other members that are online plus there are helpful videos, blogs and a few other things that are worth a look and its FREE.. The place is you can see my page at have a look you have nothing to lose.

If you look at the Gallery Tab which has been updated all of the links to the large images are also on the above site, you can upload a file up to 10mb but they don't like any digital art work

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Project 9: Stockport in the Snow (Townscape)

This is a new painting is wasn't done for college just for my own pleasure, as it was snowing at the time and it ended up a snow scene. It is a fantasy painting of Stockport compromising of different strong elements of Stockport it is set in mid 60s at 6:05am. The clock time is when my mum past away and has appeared in a few of my paintings always the same time.


Other Artist I looked at before staring the project, these are just a few of the artists other artists I've already researched in previous projects (Alan Knight, Alan Lowes, Adolphe Valette, Liam Spencer, Steven Scholes etc).

James Downie
John Ormsby
Mal Burton
Harry Kingsley
William Ralph Turner (This is a PDF)


Final Piece:

I had a look at Northern artists some that I've mentioned above that have painting townscape of Stockport and Manchester areas. I also researched into postcards, videos, photographs of the area and looked into shops, adverts, vehicles, street scenes from the 60s and researched half a dozen books about Stockport. Once researched I got some ideas rolling:

Next Step : Coming Up with a idea:

Fished Final Piece:

After about 3 weeks work of I managed to complete the painting to a reasonable standard. I would have liked to put snowflakes all over the image but I didn't have the bottle to do this, maybe I will do a smaller copy and try it with that one. Hope you like the painting any comments good or bad are most welcome, some comments already.

A larger version of the painting can be viewed here

Project 4 Fished Peice Townscape or Building Study

I've eventually went back and completed the painting that I started in 2011, this was a college project "Townscape or Building Study" It is an Acrylic painting done on Canvas Board and the size is A1. The Building is the Crown Inn which is a pub in Stockport I chose this is as I love the Stockport Viaduct which seems to be appearing in a few of my paintings, the viaduct has been painting by quite a few artists including in Lowey's work.


Crown Inn, Stockport. Acrylic on Canvas Board, A1.

You can also view a version here. Comments and critics most welcome

Back after a Break…

A lot has happened in my life since I last posted over a year ago. I lost my mum and Granddad a year ago and I decided not to carry on with College work and gave the course up, I just wasn't in a good place. Anyway a year later and life still goes on, I've updated a few pieces of work and created a few new pieces these will be up loaded soon. I think I'm going to enrol at college again to begin in September all work apart from one has been completed to a standard I'm happy with and hopefully its enough to get me back into college. Will updated blog very soon…