4157. Sparke Evans Park (25)

More from Mest, which is usually something to enjoy, and this is a great example of his versatile use of colours and fill shadings to switch up his letters a little bit. I have said it before, but I am not fond of the brown/orange combination, but I have to admit it works well in this piece, and although painted in the winter has an autumnal feel about it.

Mest, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, November 2021
Mest, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, November 2021

Sparke Evans Park is becoming more and more popular and I am definitely going to have to increase the frequency of my visits. The dog always likes walking down alongside the river, but it does take quite a long time to get down there, especially if there is heavy traffic. I have a whole ton more pieces to post from this particular visit back in November.

4122. Mina Road (7)

Most street artists have a background in art, illustration or design, and many have jobs related to their craft and skills. Some supplement their income with commissions and some (the really lucky ones) derive a comfortable income from their street art and spin-offs from it, for example, Banksy, Inkie and Nick Walker. Hazard, I think, falls into the category of supplementing her income, and you will find a lot of her work around the city, on commercial or private walls that have earned her a little money.

Hazard, Mina Road, Bristol, December 2021
Hazard, Mina Road, Bristol, December 2021

This is one of Hazard’s mos recent commissions in Mina Road, and although not bold or brash, the plant piece oozes class. The mural is painted above the Haus of Hair hairdressers and looks to be a sumptuous collection of houseplant leaves (of the rainforest ilk), providing texture and depth to an otherwise ordinary wall. This is a beautiful commission and a great advert for Hazard’s work.

4078. M32 roundabout J3 (361)

Another absolute belter from the unstoppable Stivs on the M32 roundabout. He really is going through an incredibly productive and inspired period… long may it last. I often wonder, when artists are so prolific, how they afford the paint, because it is not cheap to paint a wall this big.

Stivs, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2021
Stivs, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2021

This calligraffiti piece is notable for the exceptionally brilliant fill that is not only beautiful, but also has the appearance of being a piece that has been painted over… clever stuff from Stivs. As with so many artists in Bristol at the moment, Stivs seems to be hitting a new level, and shows no signs of letting up. A masterful piece.

4042. Sparke Evans Park (17)

This lovely piece of graffiti writing from Claro_que_sssnoh has been sitting in my ‘departure lounge’ for months and months, it got left behind and dropped off my radar. In a recent clear up, I found it again, and have dusted it off for posting.

Claro_que_sssnoh, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, June 2021
Claro_que_sssnoh, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, June 2021

The colours work quite well, although I am not too sure about the pink and the red being comfortable bedfellows, something doesn’t quite feel right. The letters, spelling HONS, are in typical Claro style, that is long and thin, combining smooth curves with angular elements, and filled with lots of circles and other decorations. Glad to have hauled this out of the pending list.

3992. M32 Cycle path (145)

I think that this is the last piece to be posted from a recent and most welcome spate of excellent work by Flava136 in Bristol. Having said that, maybe his trips will continue to be more frequent, and he seems to clicked with quite a few members of the LRS crew in the city.

Flava136, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August 2021
Flava136, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, August 2021

As with the last piece I posted, Flava136 has produced some cryptic writing into this monster piece. I guess it says FLAVA or part of it, where the F is obvious, but thereafter I am clutching at straws a little – perhaps there is an L just above the tongue. Anyhow, this is yet another outstanding, sharp piece from Flava136.

3986. Purdown HAA Battery (35)

In the background of this photograph, you can see the iconic telecoms tower that anyone who leaves Bristol along the M32 will be familiar with. And, in this hallowed spot, Smut has given us another beautifully crafted piece of graffiti writing in his very distinctive style.

Smut, Purdown Battery, Bristol, September 2021
Smut, Purdown Battery, Bristol, September 2021

These pieces by Smut are so easy to look at and enjoy. The simple curves are superbly clean, and he has really treated us with a beautiful wavy line intersecting the word horizontally and some great colour fades along the way. The little pink dots round the piece off nicely. I have to say I am loving Smut’s work and hope to see a whole load more.

Thursday doors – 7 October 2021

Doors 163 – Truro, Cornwall, part 2.

Really pressed for time this week, so just a few more doors from our trip to Cornwall back in August when the weather was not dissimilar to the weather today. What has happened to our climate? (Answers on a postcard).

Onwards with those doors:

Seen better days grand door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Seen better days grand door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Door with nice portico and modern railings, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Door with nice portico and modern railings, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Shades of green doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Shades of green doors, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

Perfect door within a door door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021
Perfect door within a door door, Truro, Cornwall, August 2021

I told you it was a quick one this week. Have a wonderful week until next time.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors, and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors  from Norm 2.0 blog. Links to more doorscursions can be found in the comments section of Dan Anton’s Thursday Doors post.

by Scooj