Sunday, 26 March 2017

Artikinesis Spring back into action

Artikinesis Springtime Exhibition

West Berkshire Museum, Newbury

29 March - 23 April 2017

West Berkshire Museum in Newbury (also known simply as “Newbury Museum”) is hosting the latest exhibition from the five-strong collective Artikinesis.

Adeliza Mole •  Elinor Cooper •  Amanda Bates •  Rosemary Lawrey •  Brian R. Marchant

 a selection of original artwork inspired by
West Berkshire and North Hampshire

West Berkshire Museum • Gallery 5 (upstairs)
29 March to 23 April 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Ghost. Oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm
This, a different angle on the ruined chapel at the Holy Ghost cemetery to that seen in my last post, was painted for Artikinesis' Basingstoke Project. I posted it on the Artikinesis site, but not here. It uses a limited colour palette - there is no red (this is offset a little by the warm brown of the linen ground). I used Phthalo Blue, Yellow Ochre and Titanium White.

Not Just Roundabouts

I've always liked the old railway posters. A "Travel" theme prompted this attempt at evoking their spirit, drawn in Molotow One4All Markers on A5. Since Artikinesis did The Basingstoke Project, I have a wealth of source material on Basingstoke (less than ten miles distant and, one could argue - as indeed we did - in need of an image adjustment). This is from a line sketch of the ruined chapel in the Holy Ghost cemetery, not far from the railway station.