In the library I was scanning along books of artists, and I knew that Lowry had painted in the North East during his time. I came across some amazingly strong scened which leaped off the page at me. There & then I did a pencil study of a piece called 'St John's Church, Manchester'. The composition is simple but the working he'd put into the buildings was mesmerizing. This then brought to mind Monet's series of Rouen Cathedral (more of that later) in the way he was fascinated by the changing of the facade during the day.
Anyway, Lowry stayed in my head, and I started to look at his dull, grey green skies, slab-like buildings, the every-dayness of the figures.
On ebay I chose a set of prints which I wanted. Blitzed Site seemed so abstract in the treatment of the scorched timbers, and the lone central figure with red-rimmed eyes standing in stark shock amongst the wreckage.
The distribution of people in Sudden Illness against the bleak sky which is in fact full of colour. Some huddled, some detached, some distracted.
I'm not sure what I like about 'A Seat In The Park' though. I'll have to get back to you on that.