Thank you for visiting my little Blog. I set myself a challenge of creating an original painting every week for a year - 52 pictures.
Most paintings are for sale at a reasonable price. Please email me, or leave a comment if you are interested in owning an original piece of unique art. Why not treat yourself and liberate one of the 52 paintings and be a part of this project. Don't forget to check back in a couple of weeks, you might see something new you like.
Last week's picture Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt is just down the road from Old Denaby.
This picture of Old Denaby was started a few months ago actually while the corn fields were still luscious green, now of course with autumn on the horizon they are now mostly golden brown. This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #23 of 52.
Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt is also a track on the American guitarist Duane Eddy's new Road Trip album - recorded recently with Sheffield's very own Richard Hawley here in South Yorkshire ( check him out on YouTube - you will not be disappointed )
Intrigued with this place name and living a mere 2 miles away from Mexborough I had to check this location out myself.
Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt used to be a small railway station on the South Yorkshire line between Barnsley and Doncaster, and had connections onto the river Don and the canal for the movement of industrial goods. The station closed back in 1871 and there is not much left there to see now. This recent sketch shows the now footbridge over the line where the station was, as an EWS Class 66 goods locomotive rolls on by. This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #22 of 52.