Manchester Sunshine

PAINTINGS OF THE WEEK
1st to 8th August 2018
Here I am in Manchester painting a demonstration painting for my book. You can pre-order the book here.
That particular painting will be available at the book launch exhibition at Contemporary Six Gallery on 22nd Sept, details here.
For now, I am presenting two sunny Manchester works for my paintings of the week.

“St Peter’s at Dusk”

12 x 10 inches, oil on board
 

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£545


“Passersby and Pigeon”

12 x 10 inches, oil on board

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was £545

Cornwall

PAINTING OF THE TWO WEEKS
18th July to 1st Aug 2018

“Esplanade to Readymoney Cove, Fowey, Cornwall”

18 x 12 inches, oil on board

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School’s out and we are heading to beautiful Cornwall. We will be staying in Newlyn, near Penzance, the home of the famous Newlyn School of Painters (1800s to early 1900s). Back then, artists couldn’t resist the spectacular light, available models and cheap accommodation. Not much has changed. The light is still unique, folks on the beach still make great models and AirBnB is fantastically affordable!
Painting of the week is a view I painted last time we were in Cornwall. Back in the studio, I felt that the subject needed a wider format, so I worked from the on-site study (below).