Monday, 24 May 2010

Fish Quay

A welcome trip out with the other founder member of the Reformed Reprobates Painting Society to North Shields Fish Quay. After bacon buttie breakfast we headed onto the quay where I chose this view to paint. Actually there was a lot more in front of me than appears here, but I am trying to edit and simplify as I paint. One of my many faults is trying to get too much in a scene and destroying the immediacy of the piece by overworking. I haven't been too successful here but it's another lesson learned.

Otherwise a good day out and an evening listening to wonderful Irish music with another of our pals who we are determined to recruit to our little painting team.

Fish Quay - Oil on canvas board 12" x 10"


Peter Ward said...

That's the way to do it Mick if you don't want to join an existing group - start your own! This isn't unusual.
There's a place, basically a hut, on one side of Bristol Docks that's renowned for it's bacon butties. I'll be painting down there in a few weeks so I'll have to try them.
Oh your painting isn't bad either.

Oh the paintings not bad either!

Mick Carney said...

Peter - Encouraged by your enthusiasm for your groups I've got out with one of my oldest friends to paint rather than carouse, although we still find a little time for carousing but after the main activity of the day.