“A Foreigner Abroad”. A locomotive portrait in more of a freely painted style this time, somewhat ‘looser’ than is often my habit.
This shows Ex-LMS Duchess “City of Bristol” off it’s home turf, having just passed under the Bishop’s Bridge Road bridge, having left Paddington with wat might be (despite the lack of a headboard) the Cornish Riviera Limited. She was on the Western Region in May 1955 to enable comparison of locomotive classes with wide fireboxes with the WR’s own ’Kings’. To that end, the leading vehicle is the Western’s dynamometer car.
Inspired by a photograph recently published by the Didcot Railway Centre, and painted using the Procreate painting app and finished with Adobe Photoshop.
My latst railway portrait. This one is inspired by one of Ivo Peters’ photographs and show ex-GWR Castle, Hall and County classes awaiting their next turn of duty with a Standard 2mt tank in the distance – “Somewhere in England in the late 1950s”, or to be precise, Ivo’s original photograph was taken at Bristol Bath Road shed on the 16th of August 1959, though I’ve tried to capture more spirit than precise detail.
Just finished my latest (digital) painting – “Elizabethan Express”.
The Elizabethan Express leaves Kings Cross for Edinburgh in 1954, hauled by Gresley’s A4 Class Pacific, British Railways No. 60017 ‘Silver Fox’, one of the original 4 A4s built for the SilverJubilee service in 1935.
This painting was inspired by a still taken from the 1954 British Transport Commission short film “Elizabethan Express”.