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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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
The Station at Llangollen Steam Railway
The Station at Llangollen Steam Railway Oil on Canvas. (40.7cm x 30.5cm) (Unframed) On a bright, brisk autumn day, ex-industrial 0-6-0 saddle tank loco ‘Jessie’, makes an atmospheric start as she runs round her train at Llangollen, ready for her … Read More
Towards Powderham from a cliff near Exmouth
Towards Powderham from a cliff near Exmouth Oil on Canvas (12 inches x 16 inces) (Unframed) This is the first of two oils that I intend painting from the Exmouth sketchbook. I love Exmouth and it’s broad vistas over the … Read More
Windmill across Breydon Water from Burgh Castle
Windmill across Breydon Water from Burgh Castle painted by Frank Callaghan. Acrylic on Water Colour Paper (Circa A4) (Unframed) This was painted quickly and taken from the Gorleston sketch book. I liked the reeds making the foreground and giving distance to … Read More
Working on The River Thames. London
Working on The River Thames. London Acrylic on Board (A3) (Unframed) Whenever I visit London I love to randomly snap on my iPhone as I walk around, and occasionally sit and do some quick pencil sketches in a small sketch … Read More
Yorkshire Dales Near Askrigg
Yorkshire Dales Near Askrigg Painted by Frank Callaghan. Acrylic on Acrylic Board (Circa A3) (Unframed) This is based on a sketch and photographs taken on our recent trip to The Yorkshire Dales. We loved The Dales and there is so … Read More