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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
NY Construction site 42nd Street
NY Construction site: 42nd Street Painted by Frank Callaghan. A new york construction site captured in an acrylic painting by Frank Callaghan. Acrylic on Board (42 cm x 29 cm) (Unframed) On a hot day, I had walked The Highline … Read More
Pen over water colour: Inside Carmel Priory
Pen over water colour: Inside Carmel Priory (Pen over water colour on water colour paper) (A4 Unframed) This was a sketch from the South Lakes sketch book. Carmel Priory is a beautiful building, both inside and out. It has all the … Read More
Polperro Harbour Cornwall. A3 Acrylic on Acrylic Board
A3. acrylic on acrylic board. Polperro Harbour, Cornwall Unframed This painting was produced from images collected on a recent trip to Cornwall. It was composed from sketches and photographs. Polperro is a delightful small Cornish, one time fishing village, with … Read More
Post in Normandy Lane, Lymington. A4 Water Colour on Water Colour Paper
A4. Water colour on water colour paper: Post in Normandy Lane, Lymington. Unframed This water colour was produced after a Sunday afternoon walk around the Lymington sea wall, and back along old Normandy Lane. At the time of year … Read More
Power Station viewed across farm land: Knaish Park
Power Station viewed across farm land: Knaish Park (Acrylic on Acrylic Board) (A3 Unframed) I first saw this view of the Power Station in the spring when visiting Gainsborough, and was really keen to paint it. Therefore I returned in the … Read More
Railway Graveyard: Lydney Steam Railway
Railway Graveyard: Lydney Steam Railway Acrylic on acrylic board (A4) (Unframed) I did this from images sketched and photographed on a trip earlier this year to The Forest of Deane. I stayed near Lydney, and being a succour for steam … Read More
River Cam below Jesus Green, Cambridge
River Cam below Jesus Green, Cambridge Acrylic on board (Circa A3 ) (Unframed) This is the second image taken from when I visited Cambridge for a few days in very early spring. Although sunny and clear, it was very cold, … Read More
River near Salisbury
This painting is taken from a photograph sent to me by my pal Christine, who saw this view on her early morning run, and stopped to snap it on her camera.
I really liked the composition, and after a bit of artistic license edting, this is what I painted.
The reflections were particularly appealing as they are pretty much a mirror image.
On this I have tried very hard to be broader and a bit less immediate with the marks I have made. It started off well enough with broad background under-painting, but the detail of foliage once more drew me in.
River Wensum. Norwich
River Wensum, Norwich on Acrylic Board (A3 Unframed)
I have to be very honest and admit that I saw this, as a photograph, shared on Social Media. It’s a view of my much loved home city, and an image I know well. I thought it was a super photograph and it just captured that part of the old city with which I was once so familiar. When `I lived thereI took it ll for granted, and now I live a distance from it, I miss it immensely.
As I had no intention of duplicating the photograph itself I felt sure that it wouldn’t cause any offence if I used it for a painting. I loved the reflections of the foliage and buildings in the water, although before I started the painting, I had no idea just how much trouble they would cause me to paint them.
Street Cafe. Clifton. Bristol
Street Cafe. Clifton. Bristol. ( acrylic on acrylic board) (A3. Unframed) On a recent sketching/photographic trip to Bristol, I concentrated on either dockland scenes or city scenes. This was from some of the city images that I collected. On … Read More
Summer on Norwich Market
I didn’t think I would be painting any more scenes of Norwich Market, when I saw this one. I thought it was colourful and lively, and I liked the figures that made it interesting, so I have included it.
I have to say I have struggled with this and maybe it shows. I found painting all the background stalls with hanging clothes and piles of bedding, or whatever it is, rather tiresome, and it was more like colouring in than painting. The original that I was working from, was of poor quality which made it more difficult, and I felt that the whole thing was becoming messy.
I worked hard on the figures and the foreground, and I feel they were stronger, though far from perfect, and as such they do a job at holding the composition together.