Friday, 11 October 2019

Ham Radio Operator John Allsopp-Photographs

Ham Radio Operator John Allsopp-Photographs

Ham Radio Operator John Allsopp-Photographs.  I took this picture a number of years ago, it shows Penshaw Monument a popular attraction not too far from where I live.

During the second world war, it was used as a landmark for spitfire crews who were stationed at nearby Usworth airfield.

I have recently framed this picture as a print and many people have interesting ideas of what it provokes in thought to them, one lady suggested its a gateway to heaven. Another said it looks like a picture from a fairy tale, as she described heading to some secret place, art is wonderful for provoking thought.

Currently being prepared as a painting, the canvas has been primed with gesso and a faint pencil line has outlined the start of the work, I have been asked if the painting will include the rusty metal support that attaches the gate to its post, oh yes I usually paint exactly what I see after all I am a realist whose main aim is to produce as the near-perfect image of what I see.  




Artist John Allsopp Penshaw Monument available as a print

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Ham Radio operator-captures green tomatoes

Ham Radio operator-captures green tomatoes



Ham Radio operator-captures green tomatoes.  Macro photography is very interesting it allows great detail to be caught from a subject, this is a green tomato which I recently printed onto a canvas, it looks very much in place in our kitchen.

Fruit and vegetables look in their right setting when placed in cooking areas, they not only enhance the decor the added interest to a plain wall is remarkable when it comes to looking at the transformation of a wall.

My artwork is all about taken the normal everyday object and turning it into something special, canvas print art is relatively cheap to produce and adds enormous value to an area. I hope I have inspired you with my thoughts about what to do, and how it can change an area, many people have enquired about portraits and paintings featuring still life subjects, please do not hesitate to contact me on the form provided on my home page if you wish to commission me for your still life painting.


                            Ham Radio operator-captures green tomatoes



Ham Radio operator-catches still life

Ham Radio operator-catches still life


Ham Radio operator-catches still life.  I caught this picture on camera recently and decided to post it here on my blog as a suggestion of what will probably follow, a painting taken from the shot.

Pictures form ideas for future works of art and fruit in a wooden bowl are ideal subjects for still life capture, they are ideal subjects to hang in a kitchen environment where they enhance the decor.

I am often asked about what my art ambitions are where do I see myself in ten years' time and what will I be capturing in oil. I intend to engage in the tricky but fulfilling art of street scenes, seascapes, and landscapes all oil on linen canvas.

I will always create portraits and will continue to develop new ideas for my art however I have painted in oil for so long I doubt whether I will change my medium.



Still life by Artist John Allsopp bowl of fruit

Ham Radio operator-catches still life