Decades Apart

430 GBP

An original painting "Decades Apart" in watercolour and acrylic ink on textured watercolour paper. The painting is sold unframed.

The fore building was Manchester Central Railway station...

closed in the 1960's with Mr Beeching's reforms and left to rot for over a decade. Eventually it was renovated, transforming into the Gmex now Manchester Central.

The building in the background is Beetham Tower,

a building that attracts attention. Personally I think it looks ready to topple, especially when you look at it end on. Obviously, the architects and engineers knew what they were doing because it hasn't and it has been there a while now.

Seeing these two buildings adjacent to one another like this I cannot help but draw comparisons. One was a product of 19th Century engineering and the other of their 21st Century counterparts.

Literally Decades apart, yet they could both have been built now.

Creation
The picture is painted on watercolour paper. I start off with a detailed pencil drawing. I then draw over the lines with masking fluid before painting it with a watercolour wash which gets covered with clingfilm. Once this is removed the picture is further developed using acrylic inks which are left to dry before the masking is removed to reveal the final picture.