PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK IMAGES FOR THE LARGEST IMAGE
This is the original image I came across from a book titled Stockport: A History written by P Arrowsmith. The image is from an area known as Rock Row the only building left standing today is the dome shape which is from St Peter's Church.
I scanned the image from the book into Photoshop and made a grid to transfer the image on to a canvas.
As I just wanted to get on and get it finished ASAP I decided to get out the acrylic paint instead of using oil paints.
Below are a few photo images from different stages of the painting.
Below is the finish painting, I varnished the picture with a gloss spray before I took the image which was a big mistake. As you can see I have made the houses in better condition then the original photograph, I believe the photograph was taken not long before the buildings were demolished. Today the areas is known as Mersey Square in Stockport, I also moved St Peter's Church up slightly and added a few characters along the way (artists rights).