A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the Russian contemporary artist Georgy Kurasov. I liked the way he fitted the form of the object being painted into geometric shapes. As a result, I’ve been inspired to try my own, albeit much simpler, piece.
Following on from the Smugglers’ Tower painting last month, I wanted to try another landscape. The original plan was to paint either a mountain or desert scene and, like the Smugglers’ Tower painting, give it a fantasy background history.
I’ve recently been inspired by J.M.W. Turner’s watercolour paintings, so I decided to attempt his style myself. Turner used a technique of extreme layering in his paintings allowing him to make minute changes…
The above painting, Streamliner Through City, started off as an attempt to be bolder and less realistic with colour in an attempt to mix up my colour style…
I’ve been working on some watercolour paintings alongside the Mapping Suprematism project. Three of the most recent have had a military theme whether it be naval, army or siege based.
Mapping Suprematism is a modern-day artistic exploration of the early twentieth-century Suprematist movement. The intention is not to follow the movement’s original ideology but to utilise its visual style to design abstract maps.
Following on from the end of 2021’s Barbican visit, I was recommended to visit another example of Brutalist architecture in London, the Southbank Centre.
On a cold Tuesday morning, I decided to have a short photography trip focussed specifically around the Barbican Estate. The Estate itself provided some great opportunities thanks to the harsh concrete aesthetic and strong geometric structure…
Another weekend, another trip to London. This time from Liverpool Street station, across Tower Bridge and through Bermondsey. After a late lunch in The Gregorian pub, I then walked to Hayes Gallery before heading across London Bridge and back to Liverpool Street station.
Following on from my last excursion into London, I spent some time this Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Hackney Wick to see if any urban photography opportunities would present themselves.
It has been a few years since I went on a serious, dedicated photography trip. This Sunday, I decided I would make a day of it in London.