Saturday, 9 June 2012

Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park
Oil on card, 6"x8"
 I've been looking at the work of the English painter Peter Brown. He's an exceptional painter. He paints a lot of urban scenes and really enjoys the interactions he gets with people while he's painting. He says that the commonest remark people make to him is, "if I stand here long enough will you put me in it". I was there for a couple of hours yesterday and lots of people passed remarks or said hello. Then a young woman stopped for a chat and said..."if I stand here long enough will you put me in it".


  1. A lovely story... and who wouldn't want to be included in your inviting and beautiful little painting!

  2. You have a very nice composition with pleasing colors and brushwork.

  3. Thank you Shirley for your kind comment. Adding figures or not is an interesting point and I often tend to be so engrossed in painting the main elements that I ignore the transient incidents involving people and leave them out altogether. In future I'm going to make a conscious effort to include them at the time.

    Thanks Doug, it's very encouraging to get feedback especially from halfway round the world. Williamson Park is the main park for the city of Lancaster and was landscaped on a series of small hills with tree-covered rocky outcrops. The memorial is a very well known local landmark on the highest point of the park and can be seen for miles around.