A Rainy Afternoon, South Queensferry
Limited Edition Print of 750. Signed, numbered and Titled.
Standard size - 38cm x 26cm on A3+ paper (48cm x 33cm)
Mounted prints are presented in an off-white mount with card backing in a cellophane sleeve size 50 x 40cm.
Un-mounted prints are rolled up in a sturdy postal tube.
Highest quality Giclee print using Epson inks and paper.
This painting was a challenge! It took a lot of concentration to paint all the diagonal lines that make up the Forth Rail Bridge. I was beginning to think, like the real thing it was never going to be finished! Once that was out of the way, I had great fun painting the colourful brollies, raincoats, wellies and sailboats. I enjoyed painting the bright red pillar-box too. I’ve often thought it was quite a strange place to position one. I wonder how often a letter has blown out to sea before it could be safely deposited through the slot?
It was nice to paint seagulls instead of the city pigeons for a change. I like the one bottom left who is looking quizzically at his reflection staring right back at him from a puddle. The four main characters are my husband, my two children and me. We live quite near South Queensferry and sometimes if we have been stuck in on a rainy day we will pop to South Queensferry for a little while to get out. If you could see us from the front you would realise that like the little boy on the right, we too are enjoying the delights of a ninety-nine cone in the rain!
One day when my daughter Sophie was only five we pointed out the train going over the bridge. “Where is it?” she said. “Right there, going along the middle” we replied. “Ohhh” she said, “I thought it went up and down the arches!”