Fruity - a collaboration

Fruity - a collaboration

Very nice too Michael. I'd probably frame this up if it was mine!

Thanks Louise. Might do that.

It's your pen work that stands out for me, but I would frame it's very good.

Great collaboration with successful result.

A great painting that stands out on the gallery - the contrasting styles are a winner.

Thanks Russell. Another lesson I learned here from Malcolm was how the purple and the white in the precise places depict the shadow and light so well. I need to think ahead with this before I put paint to paper. But will I?

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At my art group today I asked Malcolm Coils to add some colour to an uncoloured copy sketch of Fruity. This is what he did. It is an improvement on mine - a little less loose as he washes outside the lines of the image rather than controlling the lines with colours. It's a signed collaboration. It's an honour to collaborate with a great artist like Malcolm.

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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 am drawn…

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