A Weekend Touring Ropley


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Watercress Line Ropley Schools class V 925 Cheltenham - 19th September 2015This Saturday and Sunday the Watercress Line are holding their open weekend.  As well as running an intensive service of four trains (consisting of two steam hauled passenger, one steam hauled demonstration freight and one heritage diesel DEMU) the railway have opened up most of the works in Ropley.  My task for the day was to run tours of the workshops in Ropley and overall I’m very pleased with how they went, especially as these were my first “official” tours.  I was ably assisted by one of the Canadian Pacific apprentices today (thank you very much Alfie!) 

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The detail is in the shadows


My final entry for Loco Yard…

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Tonight we have a very special guest blog post from a fantastic artist, Stephen Bedser.  Stephen has previously written for LocoYard and today we are at his final part of his mini series on how his does his paintings. To catch up on his previous posts you can new find it on his own dedicated page (click here). I would strongly recommend you visitwww.cornishinc.co.uk to see more of his fantastic works.  Stephen can also be found on twitter (click here), Facebook (click here) and has a wordpress blog (click here).  Without further ado, please read on!

If you’ve been following my previous guest blogs on Loco Yard it is with mixed feelings that I write this last piece. On one hand I’ve enjoyed sharing how I create a piece of artwork through heat stage however like the actual painting itself it’s great to share the final piece!

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Steam flowing with watercolour


…and here’s my latest entry for Loco Yard

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Tonight we have a very special guest blog post from a fantastic artist, Stephen Bedser.  Stephen has previously written for LocoYard about how he became an artist who specialises in heritage scenes (click here) and he has now kindly agreed to write a mini series looking at how he does his paintings. I would strongly recommend you visit www.cornishinc.co.uk to see more of his fantastic works.  Stephen can also be found on twitter (click here), Facebook (click here) and has a wordpress blog (click here).  Without further ado, please read on!

image1Steam flowing with watercolour

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Capturing history with lines and curves


Here’s my first guest blog for Loco yard, part two will be available soon!

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Tonight we have a very special guest blog post from a fantastic artist, Stephen Bedser.  Stephen has previosuly written for LocoYard about how he came an artist who specialises in heritage scenes (click here) and he is nowly kindly agreed to write a mini series looking at how he does his paintings. I would strongly recommend you visit www.cornishinc.co.uk to see more of his fantastic works.  Stephen can also be found on twitter (click here), Facebook (click here) and has a wordpress blog (click here).  Without further ado, please read on!

The big question is, what inspires me? I’m always asking myself that question as I know that if I’m not passionate about the scene I’m painting the result of hours sketching, painting and inking will always be lacking in atmosphere. It’s fair to say that I don’t paint to be rich, famous or even to produce…

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