A tale of two phone boxes

Phone Boxes - Bingham lo-res

Glad to hear your story and this is a lovely celebration of it too

Love the light and shade, also a great composition. Super!

What a very pleasing composition with an interesting story behind it! Love the colours, the light and shade - an excellent picture.

Lovely light filled painting and interesting story.

Wonderful lighting.

I love the way you have painted this, Tim - a beautiful, sunny painting of those iconic red telephone boxes plus the attractive cafe!

A lovely painting, I do love to see those old phone boxes and letter box as well.

This is superb. Lovely dappled light effects.

Great painting Tim, super attention to light, detail and a touch of nostalgia.

I have to agree, lovely light in your painting Tim!

Love everything about your painting Tim, and your story.

Very satisfying to look at.

Thank you all for your lovely comments. Yes, this was one of those paintings that worked first time with the light and atmosphere. I walked past Copper Café, Bar & Lounge yesterday and the scene has changed yet again as the lovely green grass that you can see behind the red phone boxes has been replaced with black tarmac!

Excellent painting Tim and who doesn’t love a red phone box. I was chatting recently to a chap in our village who has installed a revamped one in his front garden! Great observation of light and shade.

Thanks Tessa. Yes, that is my ambition (or wishful dream) to buy one from the firm in Newark that refurbishes and sells redundant boxes. There are plenty near me that have been converted into micro-libraries and I even saw one in a town in North Wales that had lots of plants trailing out of the windows. I wonder if one has ever been converted into an art-studio?

Excellent painting Tim - so interesting to look at, lovely colours, lots of detail yet remaining loose. Perfect tonal values.

Beautifully painted

Beautiful aura in this work. Love it

Great piece of work

Hang on Studio Wall

November 2021, almost two years to the day since it was demolished by a car, a replacement red K6 telephone box with working payphone was installed next to the defibrillator box on the corner of Station Street, Bingham, Notts. I had to celebrate this good news story for local heritage with an oil painting of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's iconic design.

About the Artist
Tim O'Brien

I am a full-time artist, author and tutor. During my 39-year art career I have enjoyed working with a broad range of clients and subject matter (Landscapes, architecture, animals to transport - ships, cars and aerospace), having started out as a Commercial Artist in the world of advertising &…

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