My latest digital painting. Wrightwick Manor, Near Wolverhampton, England. Built in Tudor Revival style late in the 19th century by the industrialist and paint Magnate, Theodore Mander. Donated to the National Trust by his son Geoffrey in 1937 when the house was less than 50 years old, it now houses a renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite art.
“Two Kings in Waiting”… or express travel how it used to be. Two ex Great Western Railway ‘King’ Class locomotives await their departure fro Paddington station around about 1960, give or take a couple of years. The nearer one is ‘King Richard III’ the further’s identity remains unknown.
I was tring for a more impressionistic style with this painting, and I’m not sure that comes across in the finished work, though I’m quite pleased with it. There is substantially less detail here than I’ve sometimes done in the past – there must be, it was completed much more quickly, but I’m not sure that the difference isall that noticeable. There might be a message in that!
I just finished another (digital) painting project. A winter street scene this time, Queen’s Square, Wolverhampton in the esrly 20th century. I think this group of buildings, which still survive not all that much changed have a certain appeal. As usual, the onset of overly hot Perth summer measure has turned my mind to snowy paintings, so I worked from a range of photographs of this group but transposed them into a wintery snow scene. As with many of my projects this one sort-of grew in terms of the level of detail and took far longer than I expected!
“Great Western at Honeybourne” My latest digital painting project, just finished on Boxing Day morning. This is inspired by Brian England’s photograph which he posted in February last year, and show’s GWR Castle Class No. 7007 “Great Western” on its way through Honeybourne station. Railway travel how it used to be…
I just finished the painting project that has been occupying me for a month or so. I call this “Northern Elegance”, aFor those interested in such thingsnd it depicts a Great Northern Railway Stirling Single leaving York on an epress made up of GNR six-wheel coaches in Victorian times. A splendidly elegant locomitive leaving a splendid station. THis station, the second your station is still there and much as you see it here. One Stirling single still survives in the National Railway museum at York.
For those interested in such things, this is the largest digital painting I’ve yet undertaken in Procreate, with the app telling me that there are around 34,600 brush strokes done in just under 31 hours of active painting time.
My latest painting project. I’ve just completed two versions of this, this being the second one, done for my own pleasure. This is a 1930s scene on an (imaginary) branchline on the Great Western Railway of England. The locomotive is one of their 41XX Large Prairie Tanks, shown at rest on a late spring afternoon at a branch line locomotive shed modelled loosely on that at Tetbury.