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Contemporary architecture paintings drawn with masking fluid.
Contemporary architecture paintings drawn with masking fluid.

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Maps are at the heart of all journeys, we need to know where we going. Even in these days of Satnav, you can’t beat a good old fashioned map. The painting London maps is based on a one I found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, superimposed onto a…
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My paintings evolve over time. The creation  process seems slow, taking a few weeks to complete, but, thanks to time lapse, I’m able to transport you through time. To show you in just a few minutes what usually takes many hours. Here’s my London…
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Much of the painting is dark blues and purples but I see galaxies of stars in the purples and blues with tiny suns of ocre and swirling masses of spiraling stars. There’s a cage like structure  where the building leads your eye to the brilliant patch of…
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Presenting 9 – Juliet Balcony painting “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?” I’m sorry, but it had to be done. Although a pretty little balcony, this one wouldn’t really suit 2 lovers trying to meet in secret. For one it’s not secluded and two,…
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Presenting painting 8 – Door Handle. This week was another hard one to choose. Simply put, there are so many to choose from. Should I look for something expensive and ornate or the opposite end of the spectrum of worn and rusty. I veered towards the…
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When you commence a Painting challenge, you know things may get tough. So, I thought it would be helpful to write a list of architectural features so that I would have something to inspire me. It kinda fell flat this week.. Why? Because the term is Brace…
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The 4950 Painting Challenge continues This week my focus for the 4950 Painting Challenge is Buckingham’s Chantry Chapel. Although with a working title of #4 Gate, it’s really been the Chapel Gates. The Chantry Chapel is the  original home of The Royal…
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Wondering if my art has gone down the drain? You’d be forgiven for thinking it has, but drains are something we take for granted. Painting Architecture, drains are included as details but not usually as the main feature. They are an essential part of…
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