On air, BBC Radio Devon

The radio Devon interview, BBC Radio Devon, Gordon Sparks Show, went well this morning. GF n Catte IMG_7864 wp cropped_1.jpg
Sparksie had that train painting, of the Flying Scotsman on his PC screen as the Royal Albert Bridge is hot news in Plymouth at present (are we missing out).
Nice to be painting topical subjects!

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The Flying Scotsman and “a brutal critique yes,” from Mike Jeffries

The Flying Scotsman has as a result of Mike Jeffries comments had a  a re appraisal of the painting and some re working, specific replies to points raised listed below and may be of wider interest to artists.Flying_Scot__11.05.10_IMG_7451_bd.jpg
The remarks have also underlined a serious problem I have here at Itzac; the studio space is tooooo small for paintings over 16” x 20”.
I need a larger studio ASAP but where, anyone want an artist in residence?

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HM Schooner Pickle, HMS Victory and the British Ambassador's residence, Paris

My flight was confirmed today. Apparently I’m going to be a starlet on TV a first for a marine artist?
This re HM Schooner Pickle, the gallant little ship that carried the news of the battle of  Trafalgar and the death of Nelson,  interview to be  with Tom Cunliffe…

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The Flying Scotsman almost finished

All the basics are now in place, the fine details and tidying up remain, in particular the Flying Scotsman herself, the Pullman coaches and the Royal Albert Bridge.

This new steam train painting is very different to the previous “train on a bridge” I have painted!   fs_13.06.09_IMG_5243_d.jpg

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The Flying Scotsman, continued…

Steady progress maintained on this painting while working on others as well.  Plus suffering various interruptions unexpected visitors (a pleasure) PC crashing for a day and a half (not pleasure) and chasing possible new work. This new picture shows some significant advances in the creation of this painting, compared with the previous picture below, can … Read more

The Flying Scotsman, True or false?

Now working on a painting of the “Flying Scotsman” crossing the Royal Albert Bridge with Pullman coaches.  Flying_Scot_sketch_painting_04.09_001_wp.jpg

True or false?

The Flying Scotsman is considered by many to be the world’s most famous engine, my guess is they are mostly Scots!

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