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Gorleston on a February Afternoon
Acrylic on Acrylic Board. (Circa A3) (Unframed) This is probably the last painting from the Gorleston sketch book, February 2015. I am once again drawn to the old lighthouse, standing tall amongst the rather haphazard seaside architecture, which show signs … Read More
Great Yarmouth Beach In Winter
Great Yarmouth Beach in Winter Acrylic on Acrylic Board. (A3) (Unframed) This was taken from the Norfolk sketch book and photo images from last November (2017). Whenever I visit Norwich, which I usually do about 3 times a year, I … Read More
Great Yarmouth Docks from Gorleston
Great Yarmouth Docks from Gorleston Painted by Frank Callaghan. Oil on Canvas (20 inches x 12 inches) (Unframed) This is taken from my Gorleston Sketch book after I visited in February 2015. When I sat and sketched this, and took … Read More
Great Yarmouth from Gorleston
Great Yarmouth from Gorleston. Acrylic (Cira) A3 on Acrylic Board) (Unframed) This is another view from the Gorleston sketch book. This was done late afternoon in February, and I was attracted by the strong contrast in light. The late, cold … Read More
This is the second of two A4 oil sketches I have done. It is a bit of an experiment in painting more rapidly, with larger bristle brushes, and avoiding detail.
The smaller A4 format suits this quick painting style, and stops me getting bogged down with detail, which I am prone to. I’m pleased with this outcome. It’s efficient ,and as I painted it, the oils felt as though they were doing all the work. The paint applied easily and the colours worked well together.
Ilham Village Bridge. Derbyshire
Ilham Village Bridge. Derbyshire Acrylic on Acrylic Board. (Circa A3) (Unframed) This composition is taken from the sketch book and photo album from a recent trip to Derbyshire,. This is a place not far from Ashford, which is a small … Read More
Impending snowstorm: Norwegian Fjord. A4/3 Water Colour on Water Colour paper (Copy)
Impending Snowstorm: Norwegian Fjord. A4/3 Water Colour on Water Colour paper I freely admit that I struggle to come to terms with water colour. I keep trying, and this is another of my most recent attempts. It’s a water … Read More
Isle of Wight Ferry leaving Lymington
Isle of Wight Ferry leaving Lymington Acrylic on Acrylic Board (approx A3) (Unframed) I’ll be totally honest with you, I don’t really care for this one. I do very much like the foreground, especially the water in the inner harbour … Read More
Isle of Wight Ferry: Lymington
Isle of Wight Ferry Lymington Painted by Frank Callaghan. Oil 0n Canvas (51 cm x 36 cm) (Unframed) This composition focuses on one of my favourite subjects and one of my favourite places. Ships (and boats). I love their statuesque … Read More
Jarrold’s Corner. Gentleman’s Walk. Norwich
Jarrold’s Corner. Gentlemen’s Walk. Norwich Oil on Canvas. (12 inches x 16 inches) (Unframed) This was taken from one of several images I have made at or around Norwich Market Place. I have painted The Market a few times, and … Read More
King’s College Chapel. Cambridge
King’s College Chapel. Cambridge Oil on Canvas (12 inches x 8.5 inches) (Unframed) This is considerably smaller than I regularly paint. It is taken from the images and the sketch book of a visit to Cambridge in very early spring, … Read More
Lepe Beach Acrylic on Acrylic Board (approx A3) (Unframed) This painting was again, a reasonably quick one to complete. It’s a fairly simple, straightforward composition, with no areas of complexity or difficulty. I enjoyed painting it as much as I … Read More
Levant Tin MIne Steam Beam Engine. Cornwall
Levant Tin MIne Steam Beam Engine. Cornwall Pen and Ink over water colour. Circa A3 This is an image I have developed after a recent sketching and painting trip to Cornwall. I based myself for a few days in Mousehole, … Read More
Levant Tin MIne Steam Beam Engine. Cornwall (2)
Levant Tin MIne Steam Beam Engine. Cornwall (2) Pen and Ink over water colour. Circa A3 This is another image I have developed after a recent sketching and painting trip to Cornwall when I based myself for a few days … Read More
Light Pacific locomotive Braunton no 34046
Light Pacific locomotive Braunton no 34046 Painted by Frank Callaghan. Steam train painted in Acrylic on Acrylic Board ( circaA3) (Unframed). I love steam trains and all the paraphernalia that is associated with them. I am not obsessed with the … Read More
Look-out Gorleston Harbour Entrance (1)
Look-out. Gorleston Harbour Entrance. Acrylic on Acrylic Board. (Circa A4) (Unframed) This is the first of two quick acrylic sketches I did, taken from The Gorleston Sketch Book. I rather liked the barren feel of this small look-out, facing the … Read More
Look-out. Gorleston Harbour Entrance (2)
Look-out Gorleston Harbour Entrance Painted by Frank Callaghan. Acrylic on Acrylic Board. (Circa A4) (Unframed) This is one of a pair, although they may stand alone and be purchased independently. They are as described, a view of the small look-out … Read More
Lymington Salt Marsh
Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A4) (Unframed)
This was an experiment. I decided to approach this small A4 oil sketch in a different way. I applied underpainting straight to the primed board without any marking out, and then drafted an approximate image over the under painting.
After that I painted this intentionally quickly, using only small and medium sized bristle brushes.
I began to get somewhere near t the effect that I was seeking, but not quite.
Maryport Acrylic on Acrylic Board (A3 Unframed)
I visited Maryport whilst on a trip to The Lakes a couple of years ago. Going there was an afterthought, and I arrived late on a beautiful summer’s evening. At first I was not overly impressed by the town, perhaps not arriving at the best of times, as it had pretty much shut down for the day. However, when I reached the harbour my spirits were lifted.
The harbour is an interesting collection. Many of the boats looked well used and rather past their best, which of course makes them interesting, whilst the harbour surrounds were pretty much new waterside development, affording interesting marine views.
This made for an incongruous mix, and as I was painting this, I found myself, at one stage, almost doing two separate paintings. The new style development of buildings, I was painting accurately, almost like an architectural image, whereas the boats were receiving a broader and more loose treatment.
The evening light provided some stark tonal contrasts, and I wrestled with these duding the painting, but overall, I feel quite happy with the final outcome
Misty Light at St Ives Harbour (Copy)
Misty Light at St Ives Harbour Acrylic on Acrylic Board (A3 Unframed) I have already produced an acrylic of my trip to Moushole which was in early spring, and I have also produced three or four water colours/pen and ink … Read More
Mount Pleasant MIll: Kirston in Lindsey
Mount Pleasant MIll: Kirston in Lindsey (Pen over Water Colour on Water Colour Paper) (A4 Unframed) This is the final pen over water colour wash in a series of Mount Pleasant Mill, at Kirston in Lindsey. The mill is a few … Read More
Mousehole alleyway. Cornwall
Mousehole alleyway. Cornwall Acrylic on acrylic board (A3) (Unframed) This was the result of my recent trip to Cornwall. I started in Mousehole, further west than I have previously travelled on the UK mainland. A beautiful place to visit. I … Read More