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Farm Near Derwent Water
Farm Near Derwent water on Acrylic Board (A3 Unframed)
I have gone back to the work recorded on my trip to The Lakes early last summer. We stayed near Derwent Water in a cottage a few miles distant and well placed for the hills and narrow gorges in that part of The Lakes.
It was an ideal place for walking, and on the day I recorded this scene we had taken to boat to the far end of the lake and walked back along the lakeside with the road close by
Farm on Lincs Wolds near to Louth Canal. A3 Acrylic on Acrylic Board
A3. acrylic on acrylic board. Farm on Lincs Wolds, near to Louth Canal and Humber Estuary. Unframed This painting was developed from work undertaken on a painting trip to Lincolnshire, when I stayed not far from Gainsborough. I love Lincolnshire. … Read More
Fishing on Great Yarmouth Beach in Winter
Oil on Canvas (45.8cm x 30.7cm) (Unframed). Great Yarmouth Beach remains one of my favourite places. Here in November, on a cold day, the sun was hazy and figures were silhouetted against the bright backdrop. The colours were unnatural and … Read More
Footbridge over the leat feeding Fritham Lake
Footbridge over the leat feeding Fritham Lake
This is the second 8″ x 10″ oil on canvas I have done of a local Hedgerow. I have enjoyed tackling the fine detail, so much so, that midway trough this one, I purchased some new detail brushes, sizes 0, 00 and 000. They are terrific for the fine twigs and small items of detail.
This view is exactly as described by the painting subject title. It’s a popular spot for walkers, or for those, who on warmer days, like to sit by the water, but I suspect not many scramble to take down a look at the small stream and the tangle of prickly undergrowth. That is of course what attracted me.
Girder bridge, Boston. USA
Girder bridge, Boston. USA (acrylic on water colour paper) (210mm x 297mm) Like my recent painting of 42nd Street (NY), this image was taken from my collection of sketches and photographs of my New York/Boston trip of a few years … Read More
Going to the evening match
A3 (Acrylic on Acrylic Board) (Unframed) Based on photographs I took at The Emirates Stadium when Bournemouth played there before Christmas (2015), I have tried to paint this slightly out of focus and in a style that might better suggest … Read More
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
Guildhall, Norwich, from London Street
There are so many aspects of Norwich that invite me to paint them, and I try to avoid the cliche scenes that feature in a million postcards, but it’s difficult. For instance I have done two or three scenes of the market place, which is quite iconic.
This one however, or at least, this angle is less so. The Guildhall, famed for being a law court for years, and for its famous knapped flint exterior, is usually featured side ways on, but as I walked toward it on a December afternoon, this was the view that caught my eye and that I selected.
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.
Hedgerow. Normandy Lane. Lymington
A few weeks previous I did what I called an acrylic sketch of this piece of a Lymington Hedgerow. It’s a path I walk every morning as day breaks (in the winter months), although in the spring and summer, even at an early hour it’s daylight.
I love the hedgerow, it’s very old and very mixed. I love it’s straggling shapes reaching upwards, and the contrast made by dead ferns lapsing over the hawthorne. A whole host of small leaves and plants, and at it’s base, though not shown in this study, a ditch, which in winter months becomes a small stream.
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