The light at Seaham Harbour County Durham. For our Elle.

The light at Seaham Harbour County Durham. For our Elle.

Like it very much Michael.

I'm grateful Marjorie. Pleased you like it. Made me happy.

Superb colour combination Michael. A Beautiful simplicity about the whole image.

That's a nice comment fron a master such as yourself John. Your work is splendid.

I love the dramatic strong warm colors. There is something very relaxing in the 3 bold horizontal planes you present Michael. A few marks here and there keep it interesting and are needed. I don't know how you do this, digitally, it looked like an acrylic painting with transparent washes from across the room. Very nice!

Thanks Nancy. I use a programme called Artrage, which I downloaded on to my iPad for £3.99. I bought a stylus from Amazon Sold by The Friendly Swede. Then it's just matter of getting used to the brushes and tools through practice. And it's easy to sit there and practice when you have a few moments. One of the painters on this site, Dennis Roberts, is a master with digital. Quite a different style to me and I believe he just uses the paint programme on Windows and an ordinary mouse. I've tried to emulate his style but I don't seem to have the painting ability he has. Try it yourself and see how pleasing it is.

Smashing image Michael!!

Thanks Satu. I think I'm getting better at it.

Hang on Studio Wall

Digital. Hope you're feeling better today Elle.

About the Artist
Michael McManus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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