Saturday, 27 September 2014

Lino Printing

I have fancied having a go at Lino Printing for a while now and after watching numerous tutorials and getting info from my new book, talking to people experienced in this art, I equip myself with basic cutters and various other necessary bits and bobs,
I spent today having a play, getting a bit messy , this is my first attempt.....

Using a piece of glass from an old picture and a few pages from my sketch pad, my first idea was based on the viaduct, as it is a regular feature in my work.
Obviously its going to take a bit of practise, watch this space.!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Stockport County

 I have finally finished my trio of Stockport County pictures. However there will be more to come, over the next 12 months.
Happy to see the start of the new season is going pretty well.

This is 'The crowd at County ' my first image inspired by my many visits to Edgeley Park.

The second painting was based around the pub, with many of Stockport's pubs being our very own Robinsons, this was the focus for this image, either before the match or after for a de-brief.
 This one is on wood, I wanted to try my hand at painting on a different surface, I shall use it again as I was pleased with the end result.
The third and final painting for now is the crowd outside, they could be waiting to go in or just leaving, that's up to the observer to decide.

Monday, 1 September 2014

My cake

I have just returned from a very relaxing holiday to celebrate my birthday and after making lots of cakes for other people, I wondered what was in store for me, well my daughter came up trumps and produced this masterpiece, my little mini, what a great surprise when I arrived home.