Recent commissioned painting.
"DUNGEONS DARK AND GALLOWS GRIM"
Oil on Oak.
Brief: A portrait of a tough workingman from a past era.
Client’s Family originated from around the Black Country. So I took this and gathered more information about it’s strong thriving coal mining history.
The portrait is of a fictional Coal miner, dressed in his best for the sitting of the painting. Positioned slightly hunched with a weathered, bruised and cut face and knuckles. Also having a resemblance to the client.
The Emblem is of his Union and the banner with the words “DUNGEONS DARK AND GALLOWS GRIM”. Sourced from an original Pit banner from a miner’s march. A lyric from the socialist “Red Flag” song.
Hanging on the frame is a pit check from Daw mill in Warwickshire, near the Black country. They were handed in as an indicator of whom was underground and used as a lamp token.
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I have still been working away. These are few old pictures now, all of which have been completed now. I shall try to post on here more in future.
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A change of scenery with joining the people of the No regrets studio. Thank you for having me.
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Besides the “Once in a Blue” ink drawing displayed at the Orchestra exhibition. I also displayed another item of work, it was an idea I had of mixing skills and interests of mine.
The idea and the item was well received, the original was sold on the night and another was commissioned. Expect more work similar to this in the near future.
Thanks for looking.
From the “Orchestra” exhibition. Original Ink on paper. Open to serious offers, e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orchestra exhibition which had no budget managed to raise around £850. Thank you to the amazing Guy for the space and Tenaya and the others involved in displaying and organising this event.
One of the new additions to the “Fit For The Plough” book for Sale soon…