Tony Broadbent's Gallery
Dark Satanic Mills
Dark Satanic Mills
Whilst painting outside in the rain I added media/paint to the surface which then washed and spread and finally formed shapes which remained, these reminded me of smoke and dust and pollution rising from an Industrial factories from 1760 to the mid to late 1800s, hence the title. I added some impasto marks to represent in a semi-abstract way the factories themselves in dark compressed tight hues and dispersal with minor flecks of colour and giving a further perception of atmosphere and depth.
Psychedelic style steampunk fiction. Inspired from reading Steampunk novellas and listening to Abney Park and other contemporary genre music/themed blogs. This one is a developing style which incorporates pop art., classic abstract forms, indicators of the genre and my own fusion of inspirations..it is both loose and free, bright, vibrant and makes a statement. It is indeed a piece of steampunk fiction, a magazine front on the genre.
Original work, hand drawn in inks on cold pressed 140lb art paper
Pop Art, Architectural.
Semi-surreal abstract in a Psychedelic - pseudo pop art style.
Displayed unmounted - work goes to the edge of the paper including border size ( 15 x 22 inches )( 38 x 56 cm ). Pen and ink on 140 lb cold pressed high quality art paper.
Colours may vary very slightly depending upon the calibration of the viewing monitor, shows sometimes a bluish tint when the paper is actually white in normal daylight.
Thank you very much.
A Red Rose
Size 20 inches wide x 20 inches height nice size.
Blended oils and dry brush techniques. Upon an unstrung box framed canvas
This is a recent hark back to the past and one of a series of blended and dry brush techniques I have enjoyed painting before and re-adopted to teach new artists how to paint in this way.
An easy to live with affordable peaceful piece painted by myself Tony Broadbent Signed on the side " TB 2016 "
Change of direction
Change of direction.
This piece is a wonderfully tactile impasto abstract in a contemporary format.
A unique piece in a very limited series of attractive work for the home and or office. Please note the size 40 inches long, a significant statement piece just for that bare wall.
Original oils on box canvas by Tony Broadbent
Purchase here direct from myself without retail commission - this individual piece is not available elsewhere. Thank you
Go East ( Diptych )
A Diptych, 2 x 20 x 20 inch, interchangeable.
Title piece - Go East - Series
The Go East Series is a series of works commenting upon the effects on freedom words and legislation designed to protect us, are in effect, actually restricting us... from Health and safety to applications on your smart phone.
Oils - ready to hang.
Outside the box
Outside the box.
Semi-surreal abstract in my new Psychedelia style.
Permanent inks on 140lb cold pressed art paper.
Displayed unmounted - no border, work goes to the edge of the paper, size 1/2 imperial old money ( 15 x 22 inches ).
Original work, concept.
Prints in consideration.
This is an original impasto/textured painting where the Sunflowers are tangibly thick.
Completed in oils over an acrylic background and substrate on a box canvas ( mounting/framing not necessary ).
This piece, the subject of which is instantly recognisable and always appreciated will dominate and benefit from a featured position.
A simple but impressive statement piece which will always welcome new eyes if not similar conversation and be a welcome addition to any suitable wall/display of original art.
The size is significant being 150cm x 120cm ( 5ft x 4ft old money ).
Inspired by Van Gogh and based upon an initial water colour work by a colleague using knife and brush techniques over a multi-layered and partially visible under tones.
A true statement piece.
Just accept it
Just accept it
This is a large painting consisting over several layers of paint, acrylic and oil and oil pastels, partially impasto and constructed from recycled materials on a box frame. This piece which initially started off as message art with the words "just accept it" painted and re-painted in water colours over white emulsion and then gouache then acrylics onto to a dust sheet until all the fabric was saturated with a white background and the words once more washed out.
It was at this stage some 20 hours into the painting using water based media that I decided to turn the substrate into a full blown painting as the background was now capable of holding more layers of paint no longer being a fragile dust sheet.
I began to design the painting, inspired by Picasso, Cesar Manrique, Kandinsky, Klee and others with direct use of vibrant colours and forms usually expressed by 1950's abstract expressionist art and early Sixties fashion.
The painting took on both flow and conflict, distinct shapes with seemingly a distinct purpose and as it developed I changed the palette and media again using alkyd paints, oil paints and eventually oil pastels to complete this journey.
The abstract context reminded me in total of a psychedelic view upon a landscape, perhaps there are fish swimming in a sea beneath a mountain or something else that you or other may see.
It is what you want it to be and I, just accept it, a painting which took more than 100 hours and marks an unusual creation from recycled materials to a piece of established traditional form art.
I have invested my time, skill and sheer enjoyment of the process and hopefully you can appreciate it, like I do - now it is for genuine sale and I have reduced its price but not its value to attain this aim.
Because I am charged no commission to use this site, this is the most affordable you can purchase it direct from me, the painting is in Leeds in my possession and includes £40 UK mainland delivery.