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River Nadder. Salisbury water meadows

It’s strange how when you start a painting you have a firm idea in your mind of how you want to paint it, and how you want it to look. With the Llanstaffan paintitng this worked pretty well. With this one, it didn’t.

That doesn’t mean that I”m displeased with the outcome, I think it’s generally OK, but it has more detail than I intended. I suspect it’s the nature of the composition that subconsciously determines the outcome.

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River Nadder. Salisbury water meadows (2)

I’ve noted before, that it’s strange how when you start a painting you have a firm idea in your mind of how you want to paint it, and how you want it to look. As I wrote, with the Llanstaffan painting this worked pretty well. With this one, it was not so bad, except I disliked the foliage in the left foreground

Once again, that doesn’t mean that I’m displeased with the outcome, I think it’s OK, but it has more foreground  than I intended.

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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.

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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.

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Robin Hood Bay

Robin Hood Bay (Acrylic on Acrylic Board)  (A3 Unframed)   This was a special commission for a school teacher from the days when I was at Grammar School. It was asked for by another ex pupil. I was never a great … Read More

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Salisbury Cathedral 2018 carol Service

Salisbury Cathedral 2018 carol Service Acrylic on Board  (A4) (Unframed) This is what I call a ‘quickie’. I don’t know why I say that, as it took just as long to paint as an A3, given all the detail, but … Read More

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Salisbury Sheep

Salisbury sheep (A4 acrylic on water colour paper) (Unframed) This quick acrylic in A4 format, on water colour paper, is an image I captured equally quickly on a very sunny day in Salisbury during the summer. We were walking around … Read More

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Salisbury Water Meadows (3)

This is the last in the series of three small paintings of Salisbury Water Meadows. This one is the only oil in the set of three, and I particularly wanted to do this in oils as I felt that the texture of the old brickwork would paint better and be more effective in oils. I also wanted to capture the effect of the straw like reeds on the banks, which I thought might be more effective painted in oils.

Overall I am pleased with the colours and the fact that the brushwork turned out to be pretty much as I hoped it would be.

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Sand Yachting at Dungeness Painted by Frank Callaghan
Sand Yachting at Dungeness

Sand Yachting at Dungeness.  Oil on Canvas (14 inches x 10 inches). (Unframed) This composition is taken from the sketches and photographs I did on my days in Kent earlier last year. I collected a lot of material at Dungeness … Read More

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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.

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South Downs near Midhurst. Oil on Canvas

South Downs near Midhurst. (12 inches x 16 inches.) (Oil on Canvas). (Unframed) On a recent trip to The South Downs I happened upon this view quite by chance. We were exploring a castle near to Midhurst and on a … Read More

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Southwold Harbour Suffolk Painted by Frank Callaghan
Southwold Harbour

Southwold Harbour: (Acrylic on Acrylic Board.) (Circa A3) (Unframed) I struggled with this painting. Now that it’s finished I’m not happy with it, but may try a different view later, in oil and larger. I was prompted to paint it after … Read More

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St Giles Church, Norwich from Grapes Hill flyover

St Giles is a well known medieval church, and in an old and interesting part of the city. The usual view would be from the street in which it lives, surrounded by old town houses and a popular bistro style shopping area.

This view is not picturesque or romantic. It looks at the tower of the church across the backs of the shops and town houses, and takes in car parks and yards.

It was the ordinariness, and the rooftops that attracted me, but when I came to paint it, the sky was the thing that I very much liked.

 

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St Peter Mancroft. Norwich

St Peter Mancroft Norwich. A4 Water Colour/mixed media with pen on Water Colour paper   I think this picture reinforces the fact that I still struggle to come to terms with water colour. I keep trying, and this is another … Read More

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St Thomas Lymington Painted by Frank Callaghan
St Thomas Lymington

St Thomas Lymington.  Oil on Canvas (10 inches x 14 inches) (Unframed). Those people who know St. Thomas Park may just recognise this view of the Church cupola, but I suspect most people would never even glance at this, let … Read More

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Steam emerging from tunnel
Steam emerging from tunnel

Steam emerging from tunnel.  Oil on canvas (20 inches x 14 inches) (Unframed) I observed this whilst riding the steam railway that runs through Haworth when I was up there for a few days walking. I can never resist a … Read More

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Steam Engine
Steam Engine

Steam Engine (Acrylic on Acrylic Board) (A3 unframed) This painting was a commission and as such the price remains confidential. I was asked to paint a period image of a steam train crossing Lymington Quay. I had to research images … Read More

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Stonehenge (2)

Stonehenge (2) Water colour. Circa A3 I continue my battle with watercolour. It’s not a medium I seem to instinctively take to. But I persevere with it because it’s something I would dearly love to be good at. This is … Read More

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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

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Street in Bath Painted by Frank Callaghan in Oil on Canvas
Street in Bath

Street in Bath Painted by Frank Callaghan.  Oil on canvas (Circa 16 inches x 20 inces) (Unframed) This is one from my second and most recent trip to Bath. Bath has so many views that I want to paint and … Read More

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Street scene Great Yarmouth
Street scene Great Yarmouth

Street scene Great Yarmouth.  Acrylic on acrylic board. (Circa A3) (Unframed) I love street scenes and cars, and I love monumental buildings, so this had all of the elements I most seek in this type of picture. It was part … Read More

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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.

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Summer wild flowers in Guernsey (1)

Summer wild flowers in Guernsey (1) Water colour on Water colour paper. A4 (Unframed) This is the first of two (intended) water colours of wildflowers. I saw them on one of the many walks that we did on our week … Read More

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Summer wild flowers in Guernsey (2)

Summer wild flowers in Guernsey (2) Water colour on Water colour paper. A4 (Unframed) This is the second of two water colours of wildflowers. As previously started I saw them on one of the many walks that we did on … Read More

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Sunflowers
Sunflowers

Sunflowers (Acrylic on acrylic board) (A3 unframed) This painting was an impulse composition taken from a photo posted by a friend who had received them, I imagine, as a gift. I liked the image so much I decided to paint … Read More

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Sunset at Llanelli

I must admit this is a most beautiful coastline and a glorious place to walk, cycle, or merely sit and paint. It offers just about everything, and as you can see, the sunsets are pretty formidable.

I thought this view particularly dramatic. It’s hard not to exaggerate the colours. I am very happy with the sky and sea, but struggled to get the rocks right.

Hope you like it

It’s not for sale as it’s already sold. The price shown is merely nominal

 

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Sunset over North Norfolk

Sunset over North Norfolk (Acrylic on Acrylic Board)  (A3 Unframed) This was a commission and posed a significant challenge. It’s a difficult subject and not the kind of composition I usually attempt. However, as it had particular significance for the customer, … Read More

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The Big Wheel. Salisbury

The Big Wheel. Salisbury. ( acrylic on water colour paper)  (A4. Unframed) This was one of two ‘quickies’, that I did after a day in Salisbury. The first was ‘Salisbury sheep’, a view from the rear of the cathedral looking … Read More

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The Blue Boat

The Blue Boat on Acrylic Board (A3 Unframed)

This is another from the Cornwall sketch book. To be honest I’m not quite sure where it is. The sketch had come loses and separated from the book and there was no writing on it to state its whereabouts. I think it’s Mousehole, in fact I’m pretty sure it is, as I have done one or two views of the place, and this seems to match up, but in case I have got it wrong (won’t be the first time!), I’m calling it ‘The Blue Boat’, for pretty obvious reasons!

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The Church at Bloor Hall, Ashbourne

The Church at Bloor Hall, Ashbourne Acrylic on Acrylic Board (approx A4) (Unframed) This is also what I call a ‘quickie’.I also painted this in just two days. It was taken from images when we went with friends to the … Read More

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The Church at West Chiltington

The Church at West Chiltington Acrylic on Acrylic Board (approx A4) (Unframed) This is also what I call a ‘quickie’.I also painted this in just two days. It was painted from images, sketches and photos, taken while on a two … Read More

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The Early Ferry; Lymington

Since the annual change of the clocks for winter, and the adjustment in times, especially on some brisk frosty mornings, meant that I have been privilege to witness some truly spectacular sunrises. I have stopped and stared for ages at the magnificence that surrounds me, so close to home. I often grab my iPhone and take some snaps.

Consequently I have collected a number of dramatic sunrise images. This paintitng is based on one of them.

I chose oils for this pic because I wanted to be able to make better use of the paints, and oils offer greater, more flexible ways of working. It’s only a small canvas, but I found the early morning light gave a strange eeriness to the glow trough the mist, and I couldn’t resist the composition I had snapped.

 

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The early morning ferry leaving Lymington at sunrise

Every morning on weekdays, throughout the year at 0700 I undertake a daily walk.

On cloudless winter days, especially when frost abounds, the sunrise emerging over the Isle of Wight and then across The Solent is other worldly. Colours are too majestic to describe or capture, and the light is blazing, both in the sky and on the reflected water.

Thus to try to paint them can never do them justice. The differences between sunrise and sunset are, sunrise is easterly, whilst sunset is in the west, and during sunrise you watch the light and colours emerge, starting with a tiny speck and exploding across the horizon, whereas with sunset, you observe the light and colours fade and fail, finally disappearing  into the last atom of minute light.

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The Gower

The Gower Acrylic on Board  (A3) (Unframed) This was taken from my three days spent in Llanelli at the end of the summer. On one of the frays my son and I headed off to The Gower and undertook a … Read More

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The Lych Gate at W Chiltington Church. South Downs

The Lych Gate at W Chiltington Church. South Downs Acrylic on Acrylic Board (approx A3) (Unframed) This painting took a little longer than most. I have already painted the church in A4 format, a very fine 11th Century listed building. … Read More

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The Needles from The Solent Painted by Frank Callaghan
The Needles from The Solent

The Needles from The Solent Painted by Frank Callaghan.  Acrylic on Board (24 cm x 42 cm) (Unframed) This composition was taken from a photograph taken by Karen Fontaine (In The Frame, Highcliffe. Dorset. Picture Framer and Photographer). She kindly … Read More

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The Needles, Isle of Wight Painted by Frank Callaghan
The Needles Isle of Wight

The Needles Isle of Wight Painted by Frank Callaghan.  Oil on Canvas (14 inches x 14 inches) (Unframed) This painting represents a test for me. I have never before attempted to paint so much sea or such detailed rock formation. … Read More

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The Old Bridge at Hannam, Salisbury

The Old Bridge at Hannam, Salisbury Oil on Canvas  (12 inches x 8 inches) (Unframed) This is also what I call a ‘quickie’.I painted this in just two days. By pure serendipity I used something of a different technique. Sometimes, … Read More

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The Old Lighthouse Gorleston Painted by Frank Callaghan
The Old Lighthouse Gorleston

The Old Lighthouse Gorleston Painted by Frank Callaghan.  Oil on Canvas. (12 inches x 16inches) (Unframed) After my trip to Gorleston-on-Sea, I collected quite a lot of material, some of it dockland, which was my original reason for going, some … Read More

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The Royal Arcade Norwich
The Royal Arcade. Norwich

The Royal Arcade is a magic corridor. It has changed little since I was a child. The shops may be different; Jamie Oliver may now inhabit what was once a butchers shop, but the facades and decor remain original, delightfully … Read More

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