Green Stairs

Paintings

Green Stairs

40cm by 50cm Acrylic on canvas. this is a secluded area on the Stratford upon Avon canal in Birmingham uk (52°24’45.5″N 1°54’05.8″W) I had to give the map coordinates as there is no other reference for it on a map that I could find. These stairs lead to the side of the canal where the Barges (narrow flat bottomed boats which carried goods in the industrial revolution) could be moored up. Just to the left of this picture is the entrance to a tunnel which the boats would have to travel through in the pitch black.

I have worked hard to eliminate an obsessive compulsive disorder. An eco of this can be seen in my desire to paint all the leaves that I could see in the photo I took for this painting. I am quite pleased with the results of this painting. I have a pleasant memory of painting it.

 

Candle light

Paintings

Acrylic on canvas 50cm x 40cm. Every year in Birmingham Uk we have the Frankfurt Market its on from about 12 November – 22 December. Its the largest German market outside of Germany and Austria. Stalls are set out and there is always lots to eat and drink. I loved the lights making these different coloured candles glow and the blue colour on the left of the picture which hints at the cold winter air.