So i was asked to make this painting for Andy Hawthorn at the message trust. A christian charity which started the eden projects which operated in Openshaw. I struggled a bit with this work as the picture i was given was in black in white, so the colour is all my own invention.
The picture did not work at all until i got to the pink blob in the foreground and the sky. You would maybe ask why there is a pink blob in the middle of the road, but if i was to take it away the painting would not work. I am quietly not really sure why this is, but if you ever get stuck in a painting try a pink blob, or maybe a orange, or red. I think it does something to the eye sending messages to the brain making the image more believable.
Any way this is nearly done, so come back in about a week and ill post the finished piece. Tomorrow i am back working on the Blackpool painting. It has to be completed by the 4th of jan which is only a 2 weeks away. I think i’m getting there but its hard as i cant put all 4 canvases together. Ill let you know how it goes.