A day off work today, partially spent in finishing off the locomotive portrait I’ve had on the go for the last couple of weeks. This is Ramsbottom’s London & North Western “Problem” Class, No 127 “Peel” seen later its life, though not yet fully rebuilt by Mr Webb (built 1862, scrapped 1905).
“A Lady in Waiting” Time for another Locomotive portrait, I decided. Thiis one was done digitally again, but finished in a mixed media style – pencil, chalk and watercolour wash. This depicts one of the Great Western Railway’s Dean SIngles No. 3035, “Beaufort” waiting on shed in all splendour of her late Victorian livery.
Midland Railway ‘800 Class’ Kirtley 2-4-0 No.59, leaving St Pancras Station early in the 20th century. The ‘800’ class were built as express passenger locomotives in the 1870’s, but were still running on lesser passenger services into the 1920s. Though slightly rebuilt they remained elegant locomotives and examples of the care and attention that Edwardian times lavished on rolling stock and locomotives even when they were used on more mundane workaday services. Would that we could get that sort of care and pride back!
This is a digital oil painting executed in Procreate running on an iPd Pro. An interesting feature of the app is that it reports some basic statistics for each painting. In this case I’m told, slightly alarmingly, that the painting to a little over 45,000 brush strokes with the Apple Pencil and a little over 32 hours active painting time.
Just finished a ‘digital oil painting’, using the Procreate app (no connection except as satisfied user) of a locomotive.
This is a London and North Western Railway Webb Compound, one of the “Dreadnought” 2-2-2-0´s, built between 1884-8 and scrapped 1903-05, No. 2063 “Huskisson”, a tribute by the LNWR to the politician killed by Stephenson’s Rocket at the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. He had the sad distinction of being the first recorded railway fatality.
The locomotive is replenishing its water supply from water troughs between the rails.
My latest digital artwork… GWR “Armstrong Class” 4-4-0 No.16 “Brunel” at Westborne Park in the middle 1890s, and just finished today with extra time on my hands due to the lockdown. This painting is a high resolution digital painting made using tablet and stylus. The better quality drawing apps can produce surprisingly good results and be amazingly like the natural media paintings that I’ve done for decades.