things i have seen and done

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Manchester Museum sketchbook

Had a lovely few days at the Rocks and Minerals gallery at Manchester Museum. Not where you'd think you'd find a lot of artistic inspiration but I lovvveeedd it. Amazing surfaces, textures and colours all over. Natural forms really are all you need sometimes.

Theses are a few samples of my sketchbook works.

1 comment:

  1. You can of course always decorate your home with flowers that don't grow, or wilt either. These were painted by master painters of the past, in Western art history. I found a "garden" full of these flowers at, a company that makes excellent canvas prints, and even hand-painted replicas in oil paint on canvas, from digital images in their large archive for you to choose from.
    I ordered this one online from, , called Flowers by Jan Brueghel the Elder, a Flemish painter of the 16th century, as a present for my dear sister for her birthday, that she now has proudly hanging in her living room. She loves tulips and actually has those growing in the garden now, not far from the framed canvas print.
    She said the print adds "timelessness" to the atmosphere of her living space. That's true, because that beautiful vase of flowers has now stood for 600 years.