As you can see from the pics below, they aren't my usual subjects.
|'Industrial Ghosts' 6 x 8 inches oil on board.|
This painting was produced from an old photo of mine of Askern colliery head gear, and as the pit is no longer there, also from recollections of night shift noise, lights, shadows, silhouettes of large red brick workshops, steam and smoke.
Of course, as with all of the pit villages of South Yorkshire, the skyline was dominated by the head gear rising above the rows and rows of miners homes. These iron giants are what most people remember - ghosts from an industrial past.
|'Grey Morning' 6 x 8 inches, oil on board.|
Both these paintings can be seen at the Doncaster Open Art Exhibition, at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, 18th October until 13th December.