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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
Norwich Castle from The Forum
The Castle I suppose is an equally iconic Norwich view, but perhaps not this particular view. As I wander I like to find what is perhaps a less obvious or well rehearsed view of a famous image. This one I believe fits that description, because it’s not a full on view across the multi coloured market stalls, which is the usual angle taken by photographers.
I like this because of the building to the right part shields the view, and the terrific contrast it gives of light and shade, and in particular I like the large chimneys standing statuesque in front of the Castle, The tree is amazing, a myriad of twigs and branches, and more interesting in this December view where it is gloriously leafless. A bit difficult to paint, but worth the effort I felt.
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.
Somewhere in Bruges?
I selected this image because I was keen to try out a nw technique (new to me), and an architectural theme seemed to be a way to go about it…or so I thought!
I think this is an image I made in Bruges ages ago, and what I was trying was watercolour over pen, rather than the reverse, which is what I have always done. For this I had to buy some new waterproof fine liner pens, to avoid the ink bleeding into the colour. The pens (Steadler) are very good and I like them. Not expensive, I’m glad I acquired them.