EARLY MORNING ON RENSHAW STREET, LIVERPOOL – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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This view of Renshaw Street looking up to the bombed-out Church is a favourite of mine with some of the quirky architecture in this run down part of the city. I deliberately decided to omit the Anglican Cathederal by hiding it behind the tall building on the right.

Other Liverpool scenes are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

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CASTLE STREET ON A SUNNY AUTUMN DAY – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Another Liverpool painting. This is of Castle Street, with the town hall behind me and the law courts looming at the end of the street.

The Liver sketching club, where I do some of my life drawing, has moved and their new premises take me down past the town hall. As I came back to the train station after a Saturday morning session I looked into the sun coming down Castle Street. Our urban streets are taking on a continental air with street cafes and in the warm October sunshine Castle Street was no exception – a little different to the last painting I posted which reflects the normal state of play.

Looking at the painting on the screen, I think the girl’s leading leg could do with a little adjustment – a definite advantage of blogging paintings – it gives you a different view of them and a chance to reflect.

Other Liverpool paintings are available on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com 

LIVERPOOL IN THE WET – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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I have been asked to do a number of demonstrations recently, I think I mentioned a woodland scene earlier in the month which I need to do in a few weeks time. Someone else wants a demo on the subject of a townscape in the new year. I was unsure of which subject to tackle and thought I might try redoing a painting I posted in December last year. I made a few changes on this one to speed the process up and in fact I prefer this version to the first one I did.

The subject is good in that it allows me to complete it in a number of washes with the minimum of detail and so I can do it fast and this one was done in just over an hour. I believe I am performing after the AGM, so time might be of the premium. It reminds me of a demo I did a few years ago for  a Round-Table group, who let slip fairly close to the demo that they generally allowed 20 minutes for the speaker. I had to relook at the landscape I had prepared to see where I could shave time. In the event I completed the demo in 19 minutes.

I reckon I have a little more time on this one, but I think the hairdryer might have to do its stuff to keep the momentum going. In the meantime I am considering doing a less frenetic version for sale on my website.

Other scenes of Liverpool are also available  for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

FISHERMAN’S WALK REPRISE – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Yes, you’ve seen it before but not quite like this. Someone wanted to buy the original, but then wanted it bigger and whilst I was at it could I put their parents in – along with the dog. So anything to oblige… I also took the opportunity to work out how to do it as a demo as a local group want a landscape demo in watercolour, so all in all, hopefully it was time well spent.

Other landscapes are available on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

VENICE – ACRYLIC PAINTING

P1020565(1)aEvery time I look at this I end up adding a bit more, so it may move on a little before I exhibit it – but that’s enough for now. I wanted to get the feel of the wear  and decay that I experienced when exploring the city. It uses images I have painted and posted before, as well as new ones.

Other paintings of Venice and other towns and cities are available on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

SUMMER ON LORD STREET – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

P1020555(1) I started this before I went on holiday, but as we had guests progress stalled. This is at the centre of Southport where I live.  I liked the flags on the hotel adding a bit of colour to the scene.

Other paintings of Southport are available on my website: grahammcquadefinneart.com