Friday, 19 May 2017

Painting Salford ................. nu 3

Here is a painting which needs little in the way of words.

When Peter told me he was planning a series of paintings on Salford Quays I was quite excited and here is one he did earlier back in 2011.

I didn’t know the old docks area.

As a student in the late 1960s they were a bit off the beaten track and then as we progressed across east Manchester and on to Ashton-Under-Lyne Salford was  a long way from home.

But there is no denying the way the place has been transformed with the Lowry, the War Museum and Media City.

It is one of the places on the itinerary for when my friend Susan from Canada arrives later in the month.

I have promised a whirlwind tour of the twin cities and earlier in the year asked for suggestions..*

Now the event is almost upon us.

So its down to Peter to get his paint box out and start on the rest of the series so I can send them off to Susan who is presently in Scotland.

She has already seen his fine collection of paintings of Manchester pubs and buildings and who knows when she returns home she may well open up the first international studio dedicated to the paintings of Manchester and Salford and in particular Peter’s fine images.

Painting; Painting Salford, © 2011 Peter Topping, Paintings from Pictures,

* The history of the twin cities in a day .......... less a competition more a collective showing off, and Walking across the twin cities ............ part two,

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