Having had a few issues with the change of menu at Turner Contemporary’s Café I can report the reintroduction and improvement of the all day breakfast in Margate with the stunning view.
I am a bit of a fan of Michael Armitage who does paintings based on the works of the French impressionists. I have to fess up that it really was copying Renoir sketches that taught me about drawing figures and started an interest in the French impressionists. Later seeing Magritte’s – for want of a better word, parodies of some Renoir’s paintings made me predisposed to appreciate Michael Armitage.
Here is link to the content of my camera card PhyllidaBarlow until you get to the labels and then Michael Armitage and then JWMTurner and you will note that, like Daisy – Turner Contemporary, have, pulledit off – inasmuch as they have manage to display a JWMT upside-down in thisexhibition without critical comment.
I wasn’t up to much painting being a bit wilted by the recent hot nites, knights or nights, drowsy or something. A couple of what you may kindly consider preparatory sketches from the café.
One done while I realised I could have arrived earlier and had toast, marmalade and view and another with the sos, bacon, egg and chips, discreetly presented as Turner Hash and looking healthy. During the interval I went into Margate and bought some bus books for my bookshop – a busman’s holiday?
The pictures here are from my mobile phone a bit unsorted as still a bit wilted from the heat which appears to have subsided.