Lovely painting- love the detail of the old steam locomotive.

Smashing painting Paul.

Thank you Christine,David, Denise Candy Neil for your kind comments they are appreciated.

Worth reposting Paul, good one

Amazing work Paul.🙏👏👏

Well it’s another piece of nostalgia from your skilled hand Paul - some lovely detail going on, well beyond my capabilities!

Great Paul. You certainly can paint Rust !!!

I love this Paul - it’s beautifully painted and fills me with nostalgia.

Thank you for your kind comments Heather, Hartman, Michale, Alan, Richard and Shaun. It is a sad sight Michale , in the early seventies I went through Barry island and there were literally thousand of engines awaiting scrapping at Woodhams Yard. It was a sight that as always stayed with me would love to have been painting back then.

Alan thank you for your kind comments, it means a lot coming from such a great artist as yourself .

I remember these well from my childhood Paul and you've painted it so well . We always changed trains at Crewe station on our way to visit relatives in Wales and these great big noisy dirty beasts ( there were so many of them at Crewe! ) used to frighten me to death.

A real piece of nostalgia. Excellent.

Odd that you should be unsure about this, Dixie. It's a good 'un.

Thank you Val , Stephan and Lew for your kind comments. They were big and noisy Val, and smelly as well but yay part of the memories and nostalgia. I don’t recall why I was not sure of it Lew but for some reason I was unhappy with it, I now like it quite a lot and cannot understand why I didn’t before.

You manage to make painting a very difficult detailed subject look easy Dixie! I’d be very happy with this and yes it does bring back memories.

A very difficult subject, Paul but well done! I like it a lot.

Thanks Bob for you comment it’s much appreciated.

This is excellent Paul, great engine.

Many thanks for your comment Fiona.

Lovely details on the steam engine

I really like this one Dixie. Great colours here.

Hang on Studio Wall

A4 watercolour of a steam engine just before it was sent for scrap in 1965. I did this painting a couple of years ago and did not like it. Its been in my box of not sure about painting until I noticed it a few days ago . I better than I remember so though I would post it.

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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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