#nature #art #autumn
Who needs oil on canvas
When the simplest of pleasures
Works it’s way on to the paper
With simple tools such as coloured pencil
When pressure is gently applied
Wiry shapes on the fallen leaves
Will appear…bringing the image of the leaf back to life
#Craft #Museum #Poppy #Damage
IWM North, Manchester 17th November 2018
From time to Mother nature has been at the
Implanted ceramics by the canalside
X-tra ceramic poppies have had to be brought in
Even barriers – and broken ones have to be sent to the poppy hospital
Damage repaired with Slip and Glue (and more red paint)
#CFFC #Pastel #Colors
Pretty as a picture
Able to bring any flowery
Scene to life
Together on the paper – they are
Locking in the colours on the paper pad
Salford, 24th September 2018
Sat on the corner,
a man sits with his pencils, paper and paints
lovingly capturing local life
for years he’s being perfecting his craft
only using the same palette of colours to bring
reality of the places he
draws in pencil or charcoal to life
4th September 2018
#Beeinthecity #Manchester #Buzz
A poem in honour of those colourful bees currently nesting in my city
The hive will be in Gtr Manchester till 23rd September – it’s well worth a visit.
(for those who haven’t read my #beeinthecity posts – they’re artworks!)
Banks-B , #Beeinthecity on Manchester’s Market Street
The hive arrived
Home for some bees
With artistic flair
City streets, with a
Hint of colour
Covering the sights
Of the county
North to south
From Salford’s quayside
To Manchester’s airport
brought out of the hive
everyone is smiling at them…
each one bringing colour to the street
if you walk through the city, you’ll see
numbers of them by
the terraced areas of the city, their
hive now used by the residents to soak up the sun
each bee happy of the attention they get
Ludwig Van Bee-thoven
Congregated in well known areas, the
Insects bring a smile to
Those who pass by,
Yelling to the youngsters – “You al’right our kid” ?
Salford, Wednesday 8th August
#crafts #stamps #art #ink
Returning to a craft, I enjoyed doing.
The medium…simple enough linoleum, like the stuff mum and dad used to tile the kitchen with, only a lot more plainer than the colourful patterns that contained
My tools, an inked pad, like the ones they had at school, and a carving tool…with attachments you had to treat like a drill
The subject, a common tree leaf, basic as you can find at this time of year, and drawn out onto the linoleum and then cut out
Transferring the design onto the Lino in reverse, came first. Do it the other way you would get a reverse image…and that would just be daft.
You took care with the tool…that thing cutting into the medium could also take out the ends of your fingers. Once finished the carvings went into the bin. Before I did a test run.
Letting the ink form a thin layer on the Lino, before applying just the right amount of pressure to print onto the paper
For a first attempt, it’s not that bad…I’ll be giving it a go with some watercolour to create a picture, later.
I’ve been pulling the images off my Nikon Camera and shoving them through the various programs on my laptop
Took this pic of the local tram and put it through Painnt’s randomizer. Like the ripple effect running through it.
“Drawing” – Roses in a winebottle
Pencil drawing from original photo : Roses
Cove : Drawing of a cove in Kos, Greece
Manchester 26th July 2018
#beeinthecity #Manchester #Bee #Travel #art
“We’re going on a bee hunt”….Winnie-the-Pooh in Manchester, July 2018
I took myself off on a Metrolink today, on the search for more Bees on the #Beesinthecity trail
The tram took me into Manchesters centre…but i stopped at Manchester Central where i spotted the first of my city bees
All of the photographs were taken in the city centre with my Nikon D3100….enjoy!
Creating a #Buzz at Manchester Central
Bling Bee outside Manchester Central
Buzzwig van-Beethoven, outside the Bridgewater Hall
Buzzi, by the central library
This is Manchester!
Rutherford Bee, celebrating science
Dazzle Bee, in the Atrium of Central Library
AuBee, outside Piccadilly Station
Rubee, in Piccadilly Gardens
Bee United, Outside Old Trafford
Salford and Manchester 23rd July
There’s been a swarm of colour land on my home city
Hard working and landing on the landmarks around the place
Bringing a buzz to the neighbourhood!
The bees will bee (deliberate typo) in the surrounding area till the end of august
Check them all out at https://beeinthecitymcr.co.uk/art-trail
Blue Beeter – at the home of Children’s Bee Bee Cee!
St Johns Bee – Created by Schoolchildren in Salford and on display in the Lowry
Diverse-bee and Friends – created by Withington Girls school and on display in the Lowry
Beedazzle – at home in the Lowry Outlet
Gravitbee – landed by the ship canal
17th August – Have been checking out the Little bees that have been added to the trail
Greater Manchester – If there’s any you would like me to photograph – let me know
In the meantime – I’ve found some archive photography from 13 YEARS AGO!
(Good evans I was only a bairn (sic)) – Cowparade was a forerunner to #beeinthecity
and I have one or two photos in the archive should you want to see them.