Woodhams scrapyard Barry.


A wonderful painting Paul, full of detail and interesting features. You have done a lovely job.

An interesting, almost abstract, painting - good work, Stephen! (Lets hope this old engine is now on a Heritage line!)

Nice work, Dixie...it's a different picture, full of interest and I'll bet you enjoyed painting it.

Lots of interesting items with plenty of texture, great attention to detail Paul.

The son of a friend of mine used to work (or volunteer?) there Dixie. He used to spend endless hours there. Not sure if it’s still there? Super painting full of character and interesting stuff!

Thank you all for your very kind comments. Yes I did enjoy doing it Lew, one of those you do without stress of expectation. I’m not sure if it’s still there Tessa , what a place to work all those lovely trains to see and clambered on. It certainly left an impression on me and Incan still see it when I think about it.

Lovely details and I really like the soft colours.

I love paintings that have a story behind them. Nice work.

Engineers paradise! Nicely done

Love all the different shapes and interesting objects and the harmony you have achieved Paul.

Thank you Margaret, Jacqueline, Ceri and Carole for your kind comments they are always much appreciated.

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A4 watercolour of old steam engines at Woodhams scrapyard Barry Glamorgan. I used to pass it in the late sixties and early seventies on my way to RAF St Athan, there were hundreds of steam trains waiting to be scrapped. It was a spectacular sight , but also very sad , it took years to break them all up. In wonder how many pot, pans , car etc contain a little bit of those engines.

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Paul (Dixie) Dean

I have sketched most of my life on and off I became interested in watercolour following a spinal injury whilst in hospital but did not follow it up. My eldest daughter bought me a beautiful wooden box set of half pans about twenty five years ago I dabbled on and off until retirement twelve years…

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