The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman and IK Brunel‘s famous and historic Royal Albert Bridge now in its hand made special order frame.Flying_Scotsman_IMG_8543_framed__d.jpg

Following some positive feed back via this blog,  Gordon Frickers have given this painting several new “coats of thought” and eventually reacted.

Comments are always of interest, did you know, you can leave yours at the tail of any blog entry?

If you look at earlier blog entries for The Flying Scotsman you can see if you can spot the changes?

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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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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, 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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