From my home village to large Cities, the Urban subjects are many and varied. These are also the most difficult to get right and the most rewarding when they are.
To capture a busy street scene requires patience and a good camera but the composition is always adjusted on the drawing board. Depth and perspective only comes alive with a good eye for the recession of colour from near to far.
“Christmas with the Dog...”
What is Christmas all about... As Bacup pushes the boat out again with festive exuberance, winter bites, the only real sign of Christmas our man here will see. Locked in his world of solitude , a single card, a meal like any other day and bilge on the telly, there's no Magic and Sparkle here. His dog knows as much as he wants to know about life's jolly blast.
A watercolour on Fabriano Artistico 140 lb paper size 17 x 16” POA
An old Millwright amuses his grandson with tales of Looms and shuttles, bobbins and Pies, cotton and Rayon. Years of night shifts and bike rides flood his memory banks and trip out with feelings of nostalgic delight. Little Tyson will never work in a Mill.
Burnley’s decline is there to see, down by the canal.
Watercolour on Saunders Paper.
Size approx 19 x 34 inch Framed POA
“An Exercise in Rust...”
Two watercolours These subjects were found locally, about a mile from my studio
In fields near some 17 century stone cottages. The farm is still there and is full of collapsed barns and sheds. All brilliant subjects. Have these two to be going on with. Both 12 x 19 image size Framed in Oak. POA