Thursday, March 09, 2006

More Grunt Art: Whitley Bay



This is a pastel that I did sometime ago. You'll need to click on the image to get the full detail of the work. Whitley Bay is East of Newcastle in Northern England. I love this place. I love the Geordies (although Geordies are really from Wallsend and Newcastle). This work was derived from a picture that I took. It's more of a mood piece, incorporating some skewed perspective. This is my favorite work of mine. It takes me directly to that place every time I look at it. Ironically, I'm a terrible painter.

8 comments:

Crystal said...

a sense of humor and an artist? you don't happen to own a pair of adidas do you?

logo said...

I may not know alot about art, but I know what I like...


I like it!

Scott said...

Very cool painting. I am more impressed every time I stop by the blog.

Scott

The Grunt said...

Crystal, I've owned Adidas in the past and I'm thinking that I'm due for a pair. Any recommendations, Crystal? Currently it's Rocky work boots (they have the contract for the US military--the Bentleys of boots--well worth the coin), some mountainering boots, and my old 8-hole black Doc Martens. I guess I'm some kind of lumberjack with all these boots.

Thanks Logo and Scott for the compliments. I don't consider myself an artist, but I dabble.

Also, this isn't a painting. It was done with pastels. Pastels are like fancy chalk. You don't want to see me paint.

English Professor said...

I LOVE this piece. When we travel to other towns, I always like to stop by local artists' shops and see what catches my eye. This would have definitely grabbed me--the pink makes it.

I just bought a new print last week-end. It's a photograph made looking down from the top of Blarney Castle. I don't know what technique he used when he enlarged the picture, but the final print comes across looking more like a watercolor than an actual photograph. Deep blues and greens found only in Ireland, with a hint of purple flowers and one red bush: it makes me happy.

The Grunt said...

Glad you liked it EP. Those handrails were covered with a little frost, making the red a little pinkish. I think the handrails and the benches are the highlight of the piece.

I got to get back up there and say hi to my mates.

Crystal said...

One word: Sambas.

That's hot.

8 holes? That doesn't seem like very many holes. You're talking about shoelace holes, right? Because holes that are worn from moshing in gravel pits don't count.

The Grunt said...

Sambas, I'll have to check those out.
BTW Crystal, I can do a badass "lawnmower" in the pit.