Monday 22 October 2012

Some rather poor photographs of last night's work

Today was misty all day and I was at work for most of it, anyhow. And I haven't got the hang of taking decent photographs under domestic artificial light (flashes reflect off of the shiny surface of the paint). So, please consider these images to be temporary; better photographs, and a few extra words about the panting and/or the subject, will follow in due course.

This one is called "Helston Rails".
(The colour balance is wrong and there's a slight blur which is partly due to poor light.)
The location is the Helston Railway, Cornwall, and the painting (oil on canvas, 26 x 20 cm) is based on a shot I took from the guard's van - towed, if I remember correctly, by a Rushton shunter. The Helston Railway Preservation Sociey is a nascent heritage railway; they are literally "making tracks" down in Cornwall. I highly recommend a visit should you find yourself in the vicinity. It's not as polished, or indeed as steamy, as your Watercresses and your Didcots, but you don't often get to see an attraction like this before it is complete.

And here's a sneak peak at the fourth picture in my Bromley triptych. Which, of course, won't be a triptych. It will be a tetraptych. But I liked the Douglas Adamsism of having four paintings in an increasingly misnamed triptych. Even if I am pretty certain that there will be no fifth.

It's not finished, obviously. Hopefully, the light will be better when I try to photograph the finished one.

1 comment:

  1. Oops. A fifth painting in the increasingly misnamed tryptych may happen. The logic of it occurred to me yesterday. In the meantime, here's the tetraptych post:


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