Tuesday, 1 January 2013

More old building photoshoppery

Includes old breweries in Burton and Victorian streets in Spitalfields. Also some from Manchester

The floodplain in Burton is doing what it says on the tin. 

Time for some drippy paintings.

Ghosts of Old Spitalfields

The most recent painting came about after I did some research into family history in London's East End, and I mused over the pointlessness of it. I could find out names, dates and locations of these people, but I wouldn't get to meet them -they were dead - or find out what kind of people they were. The painting is based on old photos - thanks to the excellent website 'The Ghosts of Old Spitalfields' (http://www.spitalfieldslife.com/2010/12/26/the-ghosts-of-old-london/)  and shows streets empty of people.
Here are some of my preliminary sketches