It’s the day! (Exhibition day that is)

So all the preparation has happened, every visit to the framer, suppliers, the gallery, have coincided with a torrential downpour. What a summer! This is one batch of work going to be framed…

Of course, by late afternoon, the sun was shining, but you’ll have to just believe me.

Then it was our turn to check and update the catalogue, plough on with publicity and do some smartening up of a couple of frames.

And so… it’s all ready for the opening night in Cambridge. Here’s a little peek at some of the paintings in the exhibition. Do come along if you can between 17-30 June at Cambridge Book & Print Gallery. And please tell your friends!

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Picture Post 16: Circus People

MR 504 Circus people, oil on canvas, 1060x1370 1990s, unsized

MR 504 Circus People, oil on canvas, 1060 x 1370 1990s.

This large scale painting features a group of circus performers from Romania. Perhaps surprisingly, the inspiration was a small black and white photograph, the date is uncertain. The colour in Michael’s sketches for this work (see selection below) was established from the beginning. Continue reading “Picture Post 16: Circus People”