Leeds – like I’ve never seen it before!
The trees in the foreground are along the edge of Soldier’s Field, Roundhay Park. On the far right, you might just make out the Parkinson Building.
These paintings are from 3 weeks ago, the first time I painted outdoors this year. I worked alongside friend and colleague, Michael Daly. He asked me to use his paints, brushes and preparation techniques, which are all different to mine. I’m very happy with the results.
And thanks to David, for his kindness and hospitality in allowing us to splash and daub in his lovely garden.
Had to stand on top of step ladders leaning against the ivy hedge for this one, it took nearly an hour. Managed not to lose balance or get arrested for snooping.
Over 20 artists living in Roundhay invite you in for 2 days this weekend during the annual Roundhay Artists Opens Studios event.
I’m one of three artists who will be showing our work at St Edmund’s Church, Lidgett Park Road, LS8 1JN.
Open: Sunday 30th April 1pm – 5pm
Monday 1st May 11am – 5pm
Download the art trail map here.
An art lover’s house in Roundhay, Leeds. The owners requested a drawing in colour and I was happy to oblige. Painted last week on watermarked T & J H Kent paper from c.1950.
Emley Moor transmitting station in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. The tallest freestanding structure in the UK at 1084 feet high, and a Grade II listed building.
Here’s a 5 minute video showing the history of the mast and the incredible view from the top.
My stall at Oakwood Craft Market
Oakwood, Roundhay, Leeds 8 ~
once a month, usually the last Saturday.
This was a particularly windy day
~ and I did not blow away.
Local law firm in Oakwood, LS8. I like this building a lot – although have not had reason to cross the threshold yet.