The under painting continues to develop. Unsualy this painting of the famous steam train and I K Brunel’s renowned Tamar Bridge is having it’s drawing adjusted as it progresses. More normal would be to have the drawing prepared in advance. However, as a series of sketches and location photos are combined, the largest only 355 x 200 mm, 10″ x 8 “, it is not possible for the drawing to be completely accurate when reproduced full size on the painting.
An earlier fine example of this technique which also includes a train and bridge was the “Port of Chester (1863)” painting, http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/chester.html (available as a signed limited edition). Port of Chester measured 1002 x 1125, mm (60″ x 30″) and although an A2 drawing was prepared, still needed some adjustments made to the perspective once marked out full size.
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It the case of Port of Chester, the City Councilors had asked to see the progress of the work.
A large drawing was necessairy and shown as part of a 20 minute illustrated talk the artist gave at their request to the councilors, showing them some of the research and the proposed painting.
Scored a result there, with an invitation to unveil the painting at a civic reception at the town hall of Chester with 400 invited guests, a considerable honour.
We sold 90 prints that evening!
I wonder if this painting of the Flying Scotsman will have marketing possibilities?
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