The Art of LS Lowry
Although he is best known for his mill scenes and industrial landscapes, Lowry’s work covers a wide range of themes and subjects, from landscapes and seascapes to portraits. His initial drawings were made outdoors, on the spot (often rough sketches on the back of an envelope or whatever scrap of paper was to hand). More finished drawings were made later and, after about 1910, he only ever painted at home in what he referred to as his workroom, rather than his studio. His palette was very restricted and he used only five colours – flake white, ivory black, vermilion (red), Prussian blue and yellow ochre.