Monday, 22 July 2013

Latest Painting now up..

The painting I did for an Art competition is now up and can be viewed at Ashton Market Hall, Ashton Under Lyne, Tameside. Its not a good photograph but its the only one I've had sent to me at the moment. Mines the one in the centre, see the previous posts…


Another image can be seen here

I have a new website its still a bit outdated but I'm useless at building websites, its been a long time since I built one from scratch so much has changed, what happened to frames and tables…

You can see the website at

Saturday, 13 July 2013

UK P&P Prices Online Art Shops...

Awhile ago I mentioned that I use Artifolk when I required just a couple of items due to the fact that if you spent over £10 P&P was free.. However just to inform you that to get the free delivery you now have to spend £20 :(. Also GreatArt has lowered there free delivery to £25 from £40 so I've placed an order with GreatArt as they have a wider range of materials to choose from. Sometimes though you just require a couple of things and the P&P costs more then the items, that's when I miss the local art shops.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Ashton Market Finished.

I finally finished the painting of Ashton Market, the painting was done for an art competition so I had to rush it a bit and it isn't as polished as I would like but it will do. This is the first time I've entered a competition, pretty sure I wont get anywhere but I had fun doing it and I painted in a much looser style than I normally would. The painting only took a week and half to complete from start to finish which I usually take a lot longer to do a painting (might have something to do with a the hand in date). I really enjoyed doing this painting, well most of the time this is the first time I have painting on a canvas I normally use canvas board/panel but I wanted something larger than A1. The canvas is 40 x 32 inches and I had a few problems as my room is only small but I managed it in the end  If anyone is in the area (Manchester-ish / Tameside) they can see the painting in the Ashton Market Hall in the seating area from next week. Please leave some feedback/comments as most of the time I think I'm writing this blog just for myself :) For a larger image you can go here.