Goathland ( or is it Hogsmeade ) Railway Station Finished Painting

Goathland or Hogsmeade Railway Station

The finished article

I had no idea how this might turn out. I was attracted by the colours at first. Whoever thought to paint the station and rolling stock in that bright red, and then place them all against all that greenery, certainly had an eye for colour

I am old enough to remember the old British rail rolling stock, which was long past its sell-by date, fifty years ago, perhaps without us knowing. In the 1970s I worked for a company manufacturing furniture, and remember sending consignments in the old British Rail B container down to Switzerland. They were cheap is about all you could say. The journey took several days and the containers let in water, because as I said, they were old. We changed to transport by road using a Swiss haulage company, and the service improved dramatically, but sad nonetheless.

The colours were familiar though. Perhaps more weather beaten which faded the colours, but nevertheless I remember the trucks either as a worn pink or perhaps a deeper browny red

In any event, I have left the colour of the goods trucks slightly on the bright side, in order to stand out against the trees. Who could remember what they looked like as new. We only ever saw them after wind, sun and rain had taken their toll, not to mention smuts from the steam engine, which would have been shunting them in those days

I ended up liking this painting. I can spot mistakes, of course, but enjoyed working on it. Whether the painting will prove saleable is yet to be seen. I have stopped trying to predict what will sell and what won’t, as I am wrong so often

I have the Leatherhead Theatre exhibition coming up, so may try to get it in there.

We shall see

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5 thoughts on “Goathland ( or is it Hogsmeade ) Railway Station Finished Painting

  1. ‘I ended up liking this painting.’

    Your English is simply elegant, Monsieur. No one writes like that these days, not even the English.

    Why is it that I usually end up commenting on your English than your painting?

    Hogsmeade station looks like out of a Harry Potter book. 👍👍👍👍👍

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    • Perhaps I have been charged with the task of keeping elegant language alive, who knows. I do actually talk as I write in case you were wondering!
      But seriously, thanks for your appreciation of my painting and my prose
      It is greatly appreciated, Farzana

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