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Original Creation

industrial town

tel 11 Jun 2021

Inspired by (stolen from) an idea by British Northern artist Trevor grimshaw, another artist who like Lowry paints industrial landscapes but usually in silhouette, and again an artist who's work sells for thousands



That's awesome! Great job. I did an apocalyptic city, sort of like this, in silhouette. I think this is much better than mine.

Felix Creator of

Reminds me of the cover of Pink Floyd's 'Animals'

Images like this always make me think about the struggle and hard times people had in days gone by, from the workhouses to the factories to the meagre little back to back houses that they were proud to call their home. Makes me feel sad. Great painting though tel, you've done well with all the different shades on the buildings and with the sky full of billowing smoke. Do you remember that song by Roger Whittaker "dirty old town"?

Thanks guys ,glad you like it...the iconic cover of animals is Battersea power station in London. I know the song TLP but i'm more familiar with the Pogues version, yes Manchester was the industrial centre of the north and to some extent the country, i used to live in one of the back to back terraced houses that you describe TLP. I think the arches are a little too light so i will tone them down a bit.....Thanks for the comments.

I forgot about the Pogues, I knew there was a better version. Yes now you mention it the arches do draw your attention. Perhaps you could could make them fade from light to dark, if that would work for you. Would make them look a bit more mysterious like the rest of painting, and sort of make you want to go and look inside.

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