On shed early morning.


Love the ghostly look you have achieved Paul and the lovely colours and washes.

Another vintage goodie Paul. Another days work for Thomas !! Super colours.

Really like it! Great steam effect too.

Love this Paul, like the colours and the way you have created the steam effects.

This is wonderful and I love the suggestion of steam and the fade effect.. so impactful!

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments they are appreciated very much.

Great effect with the steam Paul, been interesting to watch it develop.

Thank you Katy and Romila fir you kind comments. I enjoyed doing them as a wip Katy as it keeps me committed to finishing the painting, and a I need that bit of pressure at the moment.

Ah, the great days of steam, magnificent machines. You have captured the essence of an era sadly gone, or as the GWR say Gone With Regret. What a lovely painting.

This is lovely Paul, you have captured the steam very well.

Thank you for you comments Maureen and Gillian. You are right about the great machines, everyone seemed individual and had a character, unlike modern trains, cars and trucks. I like the GWR saying.

Love this.... the buildings and the engine are inspired Paul.

Love the subtle colours in this Paul.

Thank you Dorothea and Margret for you comments

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A4 watercolour of engine building up steam near shed, readying for the days work. Developed from a couple of old photos, I love the colours of these old engines especially where the metal has been affected by the heat. The shadows caused by the light and the hidden areas of the engine and the steam give them a ghostly look.

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Paul (Dixie) Dean

I developed an interest in watercolour painting whilst recovering from a spinal injury . Started painting whilst laid flat on my back using a mirror, did it stop the OT pestering me, but it backfired. When I sat up had to start all over again as I was use to painting through a mirror. Stop painting…

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