Have finished another locomotive portrait painting. “Polar Star at Conwy”. Britannia Class Locomotive 70026 leaving the Conwy Tubular Bridge by the base of the castle walls, late in the afternoon and in a voluminous cloud of steam. Another digital painting project with tablet and stylus, executed in an oil style.
Great Western County Class “County of Carnarvon” (the GWR’s spelling) No.3823 leaving Paddington with a mixed passenger and parcels train in the 1920s.
This is my latest digital painting project. Useless information of the day- the software tells me this took a little over 36 hours of actual painting time and consists of a little over 52,000 brush strokes.
“A Rainy Evening in Birmingham” Traffic on a wet evening (very unlike out current Perth Weather) in 1950s Birmingham. Traffic and tram passengers make their way home on wet roads. A new year’s digital painting project.
I’ve been moved to paint this by the present situation in the Ukraine. Who knows whether this building still stands, but it’s St Andrew’s church in Kyiv, a building which fairly embodies the national colours of a country which is in all our thoughts at the moment.
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.
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!