Sunday, 27 December 2009

Art School, Lace Market, Nottingham

After yet another long, long period of not posting, I have, at last got round to sorting out some recent work

Art School, Lace Market,Nottingham
Artist quality watercolours on watercolour paper
8 1/4" x 11 3/4"


This painting was included in an exhibition of art work I had just before Christmas, inspired by buildings in the Lace Market district of Nottingham. It shows the exterior of the building occupied by the Lace Market School of Art, Design, Media and Fashion. On the other side of the road from this is the more famous, and very handsome, Adams building, also belonging to the Art School. However, I decided to paint this more sedate building as I really like the red door set between the two windows with the surrounding brickwork radiating out (but I'm going to be doing some paintings of the Adams building as well!!).


9 comments:

Amel said...

Finally you're back...I LOVE the colour contrast in this painting. Fabulous work! :-D

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks Amel. Nice to be back.

Art with Liz said...

My goodness, you're back! Hope you stick around this time - this is terrific - have missed your work!

storybeader said...

love the color!

Mel Alarilla said...

Yes, it's an outstanding painting same as before with very refreshing and vibrant colors. I hope you will resume your regular paintings not only as an outlet of your artistic inclinations but also as a welcome present to your numerous followers. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks to Liz, Storybeader and Mel. Yes, I have been painting over the last few months but it's been very irregular. I hope I can get into a more regular pattern of work this year.

Joan Y said...

The colors are so lovely and inviting. It makes me want to pull back the curtains just so I could see inside! Lovely!

Sharkbytes said...

Hi John! Really nice. I like the way you've made the windows blue/purple to set off the red door. The stones are great!

ArtyJohn said...

Thanks Joan and Sharkbytes. I think there is actually a gallery space available for exhibitions by any local artist behind those curtains. Must investigate. Yes I do love capturing the textures of the old stones used in these buildings.