Concentration

Poetry

Salford 12th June 2018

Cognitive act

of great effort

noting and transferring the idea and vision

carefully to canvas using colourful media

equal care given to the objects around the main subject

not forgetting the sun or the sky

taking attention to each shade of blue transferred

reality is – there’s plenty of them

as they’re placed around the brilliant red shape of the sail

the picture begins to form on the canvas

in the end – its a picture the painter can be proud of

of course, it’s taken considerable time and attention to detail

not forgetting an awful lot of patience.

Violet Red

Art, Arts, Colours, Poetry

#coloryourworld #cyw #reds #violetred

Salford 10th April 2017

 

The tussle between the shades of red

began as they fought it out on the painters palette

ballet of an artistic nature

started at opposite ends of the rainbow

The bluer shade he stood his ground

as artists painted the flowers he’d found

but as pigment scarlet to pallet was fed

the cold shade turned a more warmer red

as red-violet flowers changed colours in bed

to a host of new flowers of violet red

An Impressionist View

Art, Art Gallery, Arts, Buildings, Poetry

 

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.

Watercolour

Art, Cats, Colours, Holidays, Life, Memories

 

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Roman Remains at Oludeniz , Turkey in Watercolour by B.F.Kirkham

 

 

Salford, Sunday 29th January 2017

A Watercolour painting of the Roman ruins at Oludeniz, Turkey

Mum and Dad were out of the house this weekend, visiting my little sister and her family,

A marathon session of CSI, NCIS and FA Cup football were planned – and went very well,

(Manchester Utd winning 4-0 on the big tv)

but in between times, i’ve been painting scenes from old holiday snaps and diaries

Rough pencil marks guided me around the page as i blocked out the scene in paint.

Colours used on this one –

Cerelean Blue for the sea,

Burnt Umber for the sand

Sap Green for the plants on the path

Vermillion, Burnt Umber, Crimson and Yellow Ochre for the bricks

 

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Cat (alt title : Marmalade) By Brian F Kirkham

Pencil sketch of cat water coloured by the Artist

Sap Green was used for the Cats eyes

Vermillion , Burnt umber and Crimson for the Cats Fur

Eyes and mouth detail were painted in camp black

Background painted in Cerulean Blue

 

 

Raw sienna

Art, Colours, Nature, Poetry

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#coloryourworld #cyw #rawsienna

Valuable pigment from the Tuscan hills,

your golden tones are a sight to see

a valued commodity … from deep in the ground

many an Italian master painter 👩‍🎨

would have you there on their paint 🎨 palette

but it’s not gold that sets off your cherished demand

like pyrites of old, it’s your iron not gold

that sets painters hearts 💕 racing.

Antiqued

Art, Art Gallery, Arts, Poetry

Faded

The picture on the wall

began to show its age some time ago

a recollection of a noted man

some time ago

 

Father Time has been kind

to this wise old master

but now the critics of history

have had their say

 

Furrows in the oiled canvas

collect small particles of time

requiring an assistant

to brush away grime

 

And with each bit of dust , a colours attached

and with dust removed , some colours dispatched

but staff they are there, with a very fine brush

a delicate job – that cannot be rushed

 

Original colours – hide behind dark

as grime is removed – to the eyes there’s a spark

The painting it seems – is no longer jaded

as colours return to before it was faded

Paint the day with colour

Art, Pleasures, Poetry, Seaside, Summer

Take up your brush
and paint the sky
a brilliant pastel blue.

Add in a warm yellow sun
and fluffy white clouds too,
add in a horizon – a building or two!

Colour your seas an aqua blue
and if you want , or if you wish
add some big silvery fish

On your shoreline add to reds
to the sandy rocks by the bed
Add a boat green that’s painted bright
and a lighthouse that’s painted white.

Not forgetting those men with the nets
wearing bright yellow – you cannot forget.
Shadows of seagulls, in the distance black,
as nets pull full nets to the harbour back.

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