Monday, 31 May 2010
In his own words Stephen notes, ' All of these sites are well worth a visit. These people have been doing these paintings on a regular basis for a very long time now, so I suppose that first, you have to find a project that your going to enjoy and one that is also going to sustain your interest. I realise I am far from the first to do this, I guess it's just my turn.
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Another hot day in May and I found a boat builders just off the Dock Road. A canal barge still primed and fresh from the workshop, all ready to go to a canal somewhere in the country.
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
I'm discovering parts of the city I never knew existed before. Simply walking and looking can reveal so many hidden paintings just waiting to be found. I think there are enough artists painting the iconic scenes, so I think I'll leave them to it, I love these nondescript passages that read together give me an impression of the city.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Probably associated more with the Beatles and the famous ‘Eric’s’ club. Mathew Street is in Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter was once was the centre of Liverpool's wholesale fruit and vegetable market. Overlooked by the Radio City Tower, formerly St Johns Beacon
Thursday, 20 May 2010
One of the four old toll booths that used to grace the Mersey Tunnels between 1934-1936. After serving it's purpose there it spent twenty years as a Tote ticket booth at Haydock Racecourse. Rescued later still from a scrap yard it was lovingly restored to it's former glory and situated outside the Mersey Tunnels building at the Pier Head.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
The installation by the Cuban born New York artist, Jorge Pardo called Penelope after the wife of Ulysses. Hidden behind the trees in the square is the legendary nightclub Cream.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Our Studios at the Leaf Tea Cafe (third floor) are open to all this Friday. It's all part of an event that sees public and independent galleries and studios open all hours and well into the night. The info below is from. Artinliverpool.com
After many long dark nights of behind-closed-doors political manoeuvrings in the interests of stable government (yeh, right) it is time to emerge into the long LIGHT NIGHT in the interests of art, culture and general merriment.
Liverpool Light Night is this Friday, 14 May
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
I quiet like the idea of painting a still life with a title in mind, a narrative, and marrying the two. I've done still life paintings in the past that are a pleasant arrangement of objects, but I think if the title and the objects are considered together it can make for a more interesting painting. I considered doing a painting of the palette knife and added a tube of paint for balance, pretty standard stuff. But if the tube is red and the knife has some on the tip then the title is going to change all that. Like the last post I now think of Robert De Niro every time I see that mushroom, strange but true. I've got a few more in the pipeline, still life with a twist. If nothing else it keeps it fresh and makes me think of the composition.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
All that good weather had to end some time so I decided to paint a still life of whatever was in the fridge. While setting up garlic, onion, and leeks etc the mushrooms were getting the De Niro treatment from, 'Taxi Driver', off the little guy.
"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to?"