Chapel Street, Salford 2018
They reclaimed the bricks and numbered each one
as the diggers did their thing
the builders saving a theatre wall
you could almost hear them sing
artwork by the cathedral doors
in colours you’d never expected before
bright neon on the way to town
spread across bricks orange/brown
numbers alive – a wonderful dream
a sight like Neapolitan ice – cream
and for four days – the bricks were talk of the town
before the builders tore them back down
Wave – On display outside Imperial War Museum North , Manchester (p) Brian F Kirkham Sept 2018
Red poppies are flowing down the top of the earth shard of IWM North
Each poppy was created to remember those who fell in the war to end all wars
Memorial to the host of soldiers who went to the front
Expecting to be home by Christmas
Men not only from the home nations,
But the commonwealth and allies from Europe too
Regiments who met and fought on a field in flanders
As part of the first world war centenary, this artwork is a
Noted reminder, of those who went away to fight and
Came to rest in a foreign field
Each one remembered in the symbol of the poppy
Salford 6th February 2018
This is a photography post with a bit of a difference.
I mean – what do i do with a pic after i’ve taken it ?
With my new Nikon Camera (i use that term very loosely) I can already adapt a photograph thanks to the imaging tools on the camera
OK if i just want to switch the image from Colour to Black and White, and add a bit of Sepia, but what about an artistic angle ?
Here’s an original photo of the Fort at Albufeira in the Algarve, taken with my Sony DSC H-300 Bridge Camera
It looks good enough – i particularly like the anchor 🙂 but with a few tweeks using my Art Programs i get some lovely effects. This photo was edited with the latest edition of Corel painter essentials, but I also have a copy of adobes photoshop essentials to hand, should I want to create any layered effects.
Here’s the same photograph using an oil effect – very impressionist……
Here’s the photo using what Corel call a “Coloured Pencil” Effect
and here’s one using a “Modern” paint effect
They’re all a bit abstract in their way but they produced some great artwork!
Salford, 11th July 2017
when taking an interest in a subject, it pays to get the most of the subject matter.
Do your research, but don’t restrict yourself to a library 📚 books are great, however if you can see an item relating to your interest….it makes your interest solid.. tangible.
Its probably why I enjoy walking round the county museums and art galleries
taking in the counties art collections and exhibits and learning about the stories behind the picture.
I’ve covered the imperial war museum north a lot on this site. But there are many other galleries that bring art and history to life.
Lark hill place in the city art gallery is one such example. Whilst others admire the paintings of Lowry and other local artists, You walk down an actual Victorian street.
You can see items in the windows, smell the smells of Victorian life and hear the sounds of a Victorian day…hear the hooves of the horses hitting the cobbles, and the clang of the blacksmith getting ready to replace those horses shoes …all before going back to modern life and enjoying your packed lunch.
immerse yourself….you will enjoy it
Manchester Art gallery, Manchester, england
I’ve taken some time with this
Mulling over the angles on where to
Photograph this classic building
Rolling around in my head – what media to use
Everyone has their favourites, but I like using vibrant paints
Some say, that all art is
Subjective – you’ll either like it – or you wont
Indeed, the same can be said for the photographic genre
On the whole though – its what you get out of it
New views of an old building – fresh from the artist.
Salford, 27th September 2016
Since I picked up a large colouring book for my birthday – I’ve really got into the art of digital colouring books – the one I use currently, is sat on my I-Pad and aids my concentration when I feel its shifting.
(New readers: check the post broken biscuits and jigsaw puzzles for why this happens)
It’s less messier than the Acetate Art I created in Craft Sessions, whatsmore I can change the designs if I want on the tablet or computer, little bit difficult doing that with Glass paint 🙂
The above pic “Kaleidoscope” is the latest piece I’ve been working on.
I’ve been particularly interested in the butterfly section, mainly down to the small matter there’s an awful lot of lilies in these pictures.
The Third piece on display was an experiment in shading – running purple through pink – the white space is a hole in the shading where normally i’d place a lightsource….