Friday, 30 October 2009

Cops on the Slide

All Bristolian children know about the rock slide round by the Observatory building, thats been a favorite since Victorian times apparently...

But this one's only for the big boys kids!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009


The next run of the Clifton Suspension Bridge screen print on box canvas is scheduled in for printing in the first week of November.

I have had a few requests for specific colours of the background fade so will be making a whole new batch of canvases for those people and thought that i'ld extend the offer to anyone who gets their order in before i start the painting and printing process.

If you would like one of these canvases with a background in the colour of your choice, head over to my store and place your order before the end of the Oct 2009, and let me know which colour you would like. Once you have placed your order you will be taken to to make payment and be given the chance to add a message to the seller. PLEASE ENTER YOUR COLOUR CHOICE HERE! If you could try and be specific (i.e. - Purple, Light Purple, Dark purple) that would be a great help, and Ill do my best to match available colours up to your request.

(preparing canvases for the first run of 10)

The artwork details are as follows:

"Clifton Suspension Bridge Canvas"

- 5 colour hand-pulled screen print on high quality deep edged box canvas
- 16 x 12 Inches approx.
- Black acrylic and spray paint background (colour of your choice)
- Signed by artist on reverse

£75 plus £12 p&p

Click on the image below for a more detailed image of a canvas from the first run.

(dark purple - from first run of 10)

Friday, 16 October 2009

Second Look UPDATE!

A big thank you to all who voted for me in the recent Second Look photography competition i recently posted about...

I am really pleased to say that i have just recieved an email telling me that i have WON!

Below is the message i recieved and although im currently sunning myself with the fam in Corfu, ill be back next week in time for the awards event next Weds. Do come down and join us for a drink if you are free...

A winner has been chosen from the Bristol A Second Look 09 photo competition!

After receiving over 1,300 votes online and as paper ballots, Second Look is delighted to announce that 'Arches' by Luke Palmer has been chosen as this year's Second Look at Bristol.

The votes were very close & competition was fierce. Several pictures took the lead for a while, and only 1 hour from completing the count this competition was too close to call. The general response to the 16 finalists from the public has been incredibly positive with a lot of people commenting that it was impossible to choose one picture to vote for.

There will be an award ceremony on Wednesday October 21st, at Photographique, 31 Baldwin St, BS1, from 6.30pm-9pm. There will be drinks, music & entertainment, all the pictures entered in this year's competition will be displayed & Luke & the 15 finalists will be presented with their awards. All are welcome.

Second Look would like to thank the 75 people who entered this competition for their incredibly creative responses to the brief; Mark Simmons, Steve Wright, Justin Quinnell, Philip Searle, Alex Wolfe Warman & Rachel Profit for the impossible job of selecting our finalists; Photographique & Make Better Photos for supporting this event & supplying the prizes; and the thousands of you who voted for your favourite picture. Once again the quality of the entries & the enthusiasm of the public has completely taken us by surprise.

Thank you Bristol.
Keep snapping.
Lisa FurnessSecond Look

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Planet Docks

Over at i have seen people have been producing these 'planet' images for a while now. They baffled me - how did they manage to pull this off? I finally got round to investigating the technique a little and have just about managed to create one that im happy with...