Recycling

Acrostic, Cityscapes, Poetry

Salford, 14th August 2019

Someone at the depot, didn’t really

Enjoy the manual extraction of

Paper , Metal , Plastics and Glass

As they passed him by on the conveyor belt

Reaction ? swift as bright coloured cousins joined the usual receptacle

And Markets created to conjure household rubbish by the

Tonne, into something much more pleasing to the

Eye, as yesterdays news transformed into blank new canvas

Emulating the greats

Acrostic, Art, Canalside, Places, Poetry, Water, Waterside

Homage

Salford , 30th August 2017

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Sat by the great stretch of Ontario,

Aware of the place i was in

Lowry’s backyard, I

Found myself a bench facing

Out onto this great stretch of

Royal waterway, in sight of Rileys Flat and began to

Draw a scene in simple pencil – one the great man would appreciate

Scribbles in Notebooks

Art, Art Gallery, Arts, Photography, Rehabilitation, Relaxation

Pens and Pencils

Salford , 18th July 2016

“Just a humble little scribble from my notebooks”

I like writing and drawing, and though i’ll never be the next big thing when it comes to these artforms – I still find them helpful in my never ending mission to concentrate the mind.

 

Roman Ruins 2, Oledeniz

Pen Drawing, Roman Ruins, Oledeniz, Turkey

 

Whenever i’m off somewhere nowadays – I take my kit of supplies with me – notebook (A5) , pencils and paper, Bridge Camera, SD Cards, travel card , cash and not forgetting – supplies for lunch.

I get to my intended destination – I’ll have my lunch, find a suitable vantage point and begin recording what I see.  Sometimes – it’ll be a poem or verse, and others – it’ll be a photo or a drawing.  The inspiration comes from what I see.   The process, concentrates the mind.  As the basic forms take shape on the page – either in word, or in drawing – ideas come alive on the page

Roman Wall & Sheep_Painting

Impressionist painting of the Roman Wall, Castlefield, Manchester (c) Brian F Kirkham 2015

When I get home – I’ll play around with the scribbles and drawings.  Thanks to my laptop I now have two marvellous sets of tools to turn my images into artworks – I principally use Adobe photoshop elements, but also use Corel’s Painter Essentials suite for its wide range of brushes.

Of course, if I want to use the time to concentrate – the computer gets switched off – the box of paints comes out and i’ll put something together from my notebook drawings onto my painting pad in Coloured pencil, pastels, watercolours or even oils

 

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Painting of IWM North, Brian F Kirkham, Salford 2015

 

 

 

Filling in the Blanks

Art, Arts, Colours, Growing up, Learning, Rainbows

Blank

The scroll of paper

was pinned to the wall

ready for action

 

It remained as it was

for a number of minutes

as little thinkers – Thought

 

Blank white paper

with nothing to say

but – “FILL ME IN”

 

Suddenly a word, two or three

accompanied by colours diagrams and pictures

explode from the white – Reds Greens and Blues

 

Ideas, Opinions, Conceptions

filling up the space

forming a finished picture

 

And with Masterpiece complete

the story presented

The picture is stored away for safe keeping

 

Revealing – Another Blank Space