Friday, 21 September 2012

Catching Up




Drawing By the River, Avenham Park, Preston

It's been a while, hasn't it, since my last blog? I'll try and remember what's been happening.
A search through my sketchbooks should give me some clues!
Here's a picture, above, of Avenham Park in Preston, it's where myself and Mr Price met up with other Preston Sketchers.
As is this one of Morrisons Supermarket.

More Reasons to Sketch at Morrisons..

And we also met at Worden Park in Leyland and sheltered from the rain in the one place we could, condemned to draw what was in front of us, or the person next to us, which is what Messrs Price and Heath often do anyway!

Worden Park, Leyland

I seem to have spent a lot of time in hospitals, this one's when I was waiting in the out-patients..

Waiting Room, Cardio-respiratory Department, Royal Preston Hospital


And here's my dear old Mum who I found slumped at her home after a heart attack - thankfully she's making a good recovery.
Mum Asleep in Chorley Hospital

I've done a lot of bus travel and enjoyed drawing out of the windows,

"..And in Five Minutes It Was Out Here!"

 and listening to snippets of conversation.

Ta Love on the Bus to Preston


I've travelled by Virgin train (this sketch has got to be be worth a fortune now!)
The Train from Preston to Euston
to London Town

The Shard, London

 for the Olympics!

The Olympic Stadium  3rd August 2012


Good times were spent in Brittany.

The Beach at Pen-Guen

But now I'm back, doing things like sketching at the museum in Preston,


The Poulton Elk, Harris Museum, Preston


sometimes venturing over the border to Yorkshire..

Bridestones, Todmorden
 and, in the studio, catching up with the artworks for my exhibition next year.

The Mill That Lowry Drew, Pendlebury


6 comments:

scott davidson said...

I pondered to myself recently what were the most important things in my life. The answer seems to be clear that art was up there in importance. Why? Frankly, I don't really know. May be someone here can enlighten me?
As was my wont when I have some free time, I browsed the marvelous site, wahooart.com, where they keep thousands of digital images for customers to select to have printed into handsome canvas prints for their homes.
This image jumped out to jolt my reveries: Still life with bread, by the Cubist Georges Braque. Is art like this picture, as essential as bread and water, or should I say bread and wine?

Don McNulty said...

I just read your last two posts, so well done, enjoyed it all.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Beautiful work
a joy to see
thank you carolg

Caroline said...

Thank youse, Scott, Don and Paris!

Teo T said...

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Adam Prince said...

Dear Caroline

I hope this email finds you well. I wonder if you may be willing to submit for the London Road Fire Station Manchester campaign? I have seen your wonderful Manchester and Urban landscapes and wonder if this cause is something that may interest you?

I started the petition to save this Grade II* Icon that has been on the At Risk register since 1998. The current owners Britannia Hotels have owned the building since 1986, had four planning permissions (1986, 1993, 2006, 2010) and have acted on none, leading to the neglect, damage and uncertain future for one of Manchester's Greatest Heritage Assets.

We have now formed the Friends of London Road Fire Station Trust and have a committee and are gaining member interest rapidly. Piccadilly Place has offered to give us its community space to help us with our campaign.

We are seeking to launch an architecture competition across three age groups. With the winners of this competition being exhibited and a history of LRFS, we would also like to exhibit art works and photography donated to us by artists. For example Oliver East Elbow's artist has given us works as well as a few other artists.

We hope to be able to make these images into an art book, prints or postcard book.


We will have a date agreed soon with Piccadilly Place studios so we can have this exhibition with the competition entrants, some time in August. So if you want to help, a few weeks before of your scanned work could be made, and then exhibited in August.

Your great art and your benevolent support would be most graciously welcome as this is an important case for Manchester, for a city that deserves better.

Best wishes

Adam Prince - Petition Founder
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http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/manchesters-london-road-fire-station-standing-up/ Petition
https://www.facebook.com/groups/225748777558759/ Facebook Group
@ManFireStation on Twitter
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