The weather was stormy this week, but seems to be picking up for the weekend. For some people the economy seems to be picking up too.
Walsall Art Gallery was in the news this week, they spent £471,000 on a bid to bring the Turner prize to Walsall. No, they didn’t get it; it went to Glasgow. They could always spend a few quid giving me an exhibition. I’ll send them some pictures to print, frame and put in the gallery. If they are throwing money around, why not throw it at someone local? (more…)
It’s over 100 years since Claude Monet went to Venice to paint the buildings around the canals. I don’t need to go that far, we have plenty of canals here in the heart of England. I think Claude Monet would have been envious of my ability to create a picture at the touch of a button. What would he have thought of computers and Photoshop? I don’t think he would have liked Photoshop, he was into impressionism, not perfectionism. In his painting of a building on the canal, he included some posts in the foreground to give it depth. I have a tree in my picture for the same reason and a few posts too, they also give it depth; because they are in the background. (more…)