The Lancashire Fusilier

by Tony
(Australia)

I used a canvas 20"x 16" and painted in oils. My inspiration was being a train spotter as a child in England and naturally wanted to paint steam locos when I started painting 11 months ago at the age of 72. Also my great inspirational painter is David Shepherd, whose love of trains and animals is known to most people.


The most challenging thing was the various details on the train and are they correct technically. This is my second painting of a steam loco and this one is more detailed in every way including the landscape, which is so different than our Australin landscape.

I am basically pleased with the overall features of the painting and I believe one keeps trying to improve in everyway, especially as I am in my infancy regarding painting and need to put in a tremendous milage.

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Locomotives
by: Dorothy, Carluke

Tony,

Have you visited www.railart.co.uk. think you'll like it.

Dorothy

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Train
by: Pearl

Well done, you have a good eye for detail and colour, I love it, brings back childhood memories, thanks for sharing. Cheers Pearl

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The Lancashire Fusilier
by: Anonymous

You SHOULD be pleased! Very well done! I don't know much about trains but it looks pretty accurate to me!

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Memories
by: Dorothy, Carluke

Hi Tony,

Your painting brought back happy memories to me also as my Dad was a driver on the LMS line at Motherwell. I clearly remember my Mother taking me as a treat to stand at the level crossing and watch my Dad thunder through en route to Carlisle.

If he knew we were going to be there he would give us a quick wave.

Well done and keep up the good work.

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FIVE STAR TONY
by: Derek

Hi I was in the same class at school as tony 1945 to 1950 and I know for a fact he could not draw or paint
What an achevment and at the age of 72 more power to your elbow Tony
I am still the same could not draw a straight line

Derek Kane England

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FIVE STAR TONY
by: Derek

Hi I was in the same class at school as tony 1945 to 1950 and I know for a fact he could not draw or paint
What an achevment and at the age of 72 more power to your elbow Tony
I am still the same could not draw a straight line

Derek Kane England

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A Real Head of Steam!
by: Doug

Hi Tony, it's Doug. What a fantastic painting! You have built a real head opf steam haven't you and its just really powering on now! I love the detaiol and the glimmer of light in the grass on the bverge of the track. More strength to you. cheers Doug W

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Great Piece
by: Robin B

Tony

This is a terrific piece. Keep up the good work, as you obviously have a tallent for painting. Like the detail you have put in as well.

regards,

Rob

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WELL DONE TONY
by: JOAN & BOB

We didn't realise we had such a talented cousin !!

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The Best
by: Dilip Bhalerao

I hope others won't mind if I say yours is the best painting in this section. The details of the engine, the puff of smoke and the overall landscape and effect of the perspective are just perfect.
It is unbelievable that you have started painting at the age of 72 and achieved such perfection. I am inspired to start painting after seeing yours ! I hope to see more from you.

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Fantastic
by: Leanne

Hi Tony,
Fantastic picture. I like all the others are amazed that you have only been painting for 11 months. This picture just draws you in and I feel as though I can hear the sound of the train chugging past. Awesome job.

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The Lancashire Fusilier
by: Angeline

The steam and the smoke are very realistic. Beautiful painting!

Angeline

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The Lancashire Fusilier
by: Anonymous

Tony, I'm amazed that you've only been painting for so little time!! The details and the composition are remarkable.

Are you painting from photographs and how much isbased on memory?

A sperb painting!

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The Lancashire Fusilier
by: Mops

Hi Tony:
Fantastic! My brother was a fireman on these trains many years ago....great memories for me.
I still remember standing in the High Street station, Swansea, as a child, being scared by the sound of the steam being released.
Mops

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no faults here
by: Dorothy, Cambs

I think this is great you are doing very well at an early stage inyour painting

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The Lancashire Fusilier
by: breighdi

Wow, I cannot beleive you only started painting 11 months ago...incredible. This is a wonderful painting and the detail is amazing!! Go Tony the Train Spotter. :)
breighdi

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Excellent
by: Audrey

Tony

That is brilliant. See, you never know what you can do until you try. You're a novice like me and isn't it a wonderful hobby.


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USA
by: Vicki

Your details are wonderful. I know this took lots of work, but it has paid off!

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