Thursday, 9 February 2012

Thank you Mr. Hockney

Flowers from Brid

This story is a little convoluted - bear with me !

I was in the Sheffield Millennium Galleries this week having a muse around a brilliant exhibition on
"The Family in British Art"
One of my favourite paintings on display was one of David Hockney's,
portraying his mother and father in their front room in Bradford.
( My Parents - David Hockney 1977 )
Juxtaposed between them both is a vase of tulips.
This caught my eye, I know photography is frowned upon in the gallery
but I managed to snap a picture with my
pin-hole phone (for reference material) and that gave me the idea for this painting.

Mr. Hockney now lives in Bridlington, East Yorkshire - hence
Flowers from Brid

This picture measures 16" x 12" on canvas board, and is #33 of 52.
One a week for a year !
(Enjoy - and a Happy Valentines Day)