Just finished this painting. It is my attempt at a looser, more impressionist style city scene. This is Moir’s (later T&G) chambers on the corner of St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth, Western Australia, as it looked in the 1950’s.
Sadly, a building which was regarded as one of the finest in Perth was demolished in 1960, in the face of much protest, to make way for another unappealing concrete office block.
I had a lot of fun doing this and think I managed to stay true to my idea of painting with less precise detail.
An Australian Railway painting for a change. As usual, done digitally with an iPad and Apple Pencil. This is the ‘Spirit of Progress’ which was introduced in 1937 and ran over the Victoria Railways 5’3″ gauge (Irish Broad Gauge) network from Melbourne to Albury on the Victoria – New South Wales border. There is connected with a Standard Gauge New South Wales service which went on to Sydney. I always thought there was something elegant about the design and have had it in mind to paint for ages. Admittedly, the streamlining of these locos was an afterthought – the S Class Pacifics were streamlined for this service and actually dated from 1928.