Making of Sleeping Dexter 3D acrylic painting by Pontefract artist Purple Faye at Holmfirth Artweek Demonstration 2017

On Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2017 I took part in the artist demonstrations at Holmfirth Artweek, which you can read more about here. I made four small 3D acrylic paintings while I was there, doing the cardboard and modroc stages on the first day then leaving them to dry and painting them on the second day.

This is one of the four that I made. ‘Sleeping Dexter’ working from a photograph of my cat Dexter that I had on my phone. I started by drawing directly on the cardboard, then cutting it out and overlapping the seperate pieces to make certain places stick out more than others. After the cardboard was stuck down with glue I then put the modroc on top.

The next day once the modroc was dry I started by painting white all over the cat shape, then the background a nice light purple. I then painted the rest of the details in. All the while talking to the people that came to see what I was doing.

The final 3D acrylic painting now has pride of place on my hallway wall along with the rest of my collection.

I’ll be showing the making of the other three paintings I made at Holmfirth Artweek soon, so keep a look out for them.

Don’t forget that if you would like to make your own 3D picture I have kits and do workshops.

Contact info@purplefaye.co.uk for more information.

 

Till next time,

Take care.

Purple Faye x

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Making of Douglas and Oxo 3D acrylic painting doggy portraits by artist Purple Faye

A couple of years ago, when I was in the Artworld 2 Gallery in Wakefield, I got a commission to make 2 small 3D acrylic paintings of doggies called Douglas and Oxo. The lady who commissioned them chose the background colours she wanted plus as an extra request she wanted the names painted on the canvas too.

I took these pictures as I was making them to show the process of how they were progressing. I started by drawing each one on cardboard, working from the photos she had sent to my phone. I then cut out the cardboard and sculpted it into layers to make the drawings 3D. Next I put modroc on to add texture and provide a solid base so then I could paint them with acrylic paints.

When she came to collect them from me at the gallery she was delighted with them. If you would like me to make a 3D acrylic painting of your dog or anything else then email info@purplefaye.co.uk

Till next time,

Take care.

Purple Faye

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Purple Faye at Holmfirth Artweek 2016

Held in Holmfirth Civic Hall (Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS) Holmfirth Artweek 2016 started on Sunday the 3rd of July at 10am and finished on Saturday 9th of July at 5pm. Featuring over 2,000 artworks by over 400 artists (amateur and professional) it is one of the UK’s largest open art exhibitions.
Holmfirth Artweek is a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support. All the work is for sale with a minimum of 20% of the price paid going towards the charity.
This year was the 50th anniversary too so they wanted to make it an extra special event in celebration.
I took part in Holmfirth Artweek for the first time last year (you can see the blog post about it here) and I was pleased to be selected to take part again this year, even more so when I was asked to do a demonstration of how I make my 3D Acrylic Paintings again too.
Taking in day was 2pm-6pm on Sunday the 26th of June, so I packed up my 2 3D Acrylic Paintings up safe in bubblewrap (with the labels on that had been requested so I didn’t get put in the naughty corner for getting it wrong) and delivered them to the Civic Hall.
The volunteers who run the Artweek then spent the next week hanging and getting everything ready for the start of the exhibition the following Sunday. (Collection day was on Saturday the 9th 5pm-9pm after the exhibition finished at 5pm.)
I was able to exhibit 2 of my 3D Acrylic paintings in the main hall, I chose “The Flying Scotsman No. 4472” and the “All Saints Church” as they were made in the past year and I wanted to show my newer work. Plus I’m proud of them and wanted people to see them (and maybe even like them enough to buy too).
My demonstration was on the Friday, 8th July 2016, from when the hall opened at 10am until it closed at 9pm. I was able to take more of my work to display (and possibly sell) with me along with some kits for people to try the technique for themselves. I also decided that it would be the perfect place to take my new 3D print greetings cards to see what people thought to them.
I made up a few things in advance so they were ready to take with me. I wanted to have each stage of the process available to show to people when they asked me about it, along with  having pieces to work on when I was there too.
The day that I was there seemed to be a bit quiet, the main hall where we were on the stage never seemed to get very full. Although there was a steady trickle of people wondering around most of the time. Those that were looking didn’t really pop up to see us on the stage, and those that did were looking for the market which had moved onto the next floor up.
We did still have a few visitors though and I got some nice feedback on my work and new products. I also had a few people sign up to my newsletter, which you can do by clicking here.
I really enjoyed getting to watch the other artists that were demonstrating, it’s really interesting to see how other artists work, it was also really nice talking to them about it too.
I’ve already been asked to do it again next year, so even though I didn’t sell anything there this year I’m still glad I was able to take part and I’m looking forward to trying again next year.
Hopefully I’ll see you there.

 

List of exhibitors

Artist name Catalogue number Number of works
adam taylor 216 2
Alan Calder 218 2
Alan Dalgetty 101 3
Alex Blakey 219 2
Alex Hutchinson 102 3
Ali O’Neill 222 2
Ali White 103 4
Alison Dunn 221 2
Amy Jones 224 2
Andrew Hambleton 226 2
Andrew Jenkin 104 3
Andy Jarvis 227 2
andy leader 105 3
Angela Rusby 479 2
Ann Davies 229 2
Ann J. Hirst 230 2
Ann O’Donnell 107 Multiple
ANN PARKIN 441 2
Anna Childs 108 3
Anna McDade 231 2
Anne Allan 232 2
anne genner crawford 109 4
Anne Harrey 233 2
annette hetherington 234 2
Annie bogdanovics 235 2
Anthony Ratcliffe 110 5
Avril Morris 111 5
Babs Head 236 2
Barbara Helm 237 2
barbara oldfield 238 2
Barbara Townsend 303 2
BARBARA WILSON 239 2
Barrington Strawbridge 249 2
Barry Kellington 241 2
BARRY THORNTON 113 3
Berenice Causer 225 2
BERIC DYSON 245 2
BETTY HALL 286 2
Beverley Beaumont 247 2
Beverley Haynes
Beverley Madden
418
246
2
2
brendan hesmondhalgh 115 5
Brian Lancaster 116 3
BrianHolding 248 2
Brigitte Hayden 250 2
Bruce Mulcahy 117 3
CAMILA ZACCARELLI 251 2
carl jacobs 118 3
Caro Ward 119 3
Carrie McKenzie 252 2
Catherine Aldred 120 4
Catherine Green 121 3
Catherine McGrath 122 3
Cathy Jordan 253 2
Celia Kilner 123 6
Celia Smith 254 2
Charles Holroyd 297 2
Charlotte Bradley 255 2
Charlotte House 389 2
Chris Deering 258 2
Chris Goodswen 256 2
Chris Leaper 259 2
Christine southworth 257 2
christopher jenkins 124 Multiple
Christopher Noble 260 2
Claire Groves 519 2
Claire Lake 263 2
Claire Louise Mather 483 2
Clare tyas 264 2
Colin Dunn 415 2
colleen penny 125 3
D B Shearing 274 2
Daisy Norman 387 2
Dan Ash 266 2
Daren Wild 267 2
Darrell Milnes 268 2
Dave Carroll 269 2
david booth 217 2
David Coldwell 270 2
David cooke 414 2
David Cullearn 271 2
David Helm 272 2
David Lyons 126 3
david Mayne 127 4
David Morris 128 5
DAVID NEWCOMBE 129 5
David Preston 273 2
David Small 130 3
David Steeden 275 2
David Whiting 131 3
David Wilson 244 2
Debbie George 106 6
Deborah Frith 265 2
Denis Brook 132 5
Di Carey 277 2
Diana Gasiorski 375 2
Diane Ellis 278 2
Dianne Cross 133 Multiple
Dianne Westmoreland 134 Multiple
Dionne Swift 135 3
Doctor Simpo 243 2
Donna Foster 279 2
Doreen Ball 280 2
Douglas Beardsell 281 2
E J Lazenby 288 2
Eddie Fenn 325 2
Eileen Hirst 136 3
Elaine Foxton Walker 283 2
Elaine Norton 137 4
Elaine Thelier 138 3
Elisa Etemad 284 2
Elizabeth Noble 289 2
Elle Caldicott 282 2
Emily Flaherty 291 2
Emily Stubbs 292 2
Emma Oughtibridge 294 2
Emma wink 295 2
Eric hill 262 2
ERIC LEE 139 6
ES Fountain 293 2
FAO Jeff Beaumont 154 6
fenne casey 442 2
Fiona Kennett 298 2
Fiona Plaisted 114 3
Fiona Weir 299 2
florence boote 300 2
Frank Hiley 302 2
Fred Phillips 309 2
Gail Dooley 304 2
Gemma Shearing 305 2
Geoff Brook 306 2
Geoff Butterworth 140 3
Geoffrey  Harrop 308 2
Germaine Mallinson 310 2
Gillian L Dunsmore 406 2
Gina B Clarke 141 Multiple
Glenys Newman 446 2
Gower 194 4
Graham Hall 312 2
Gwenda Midgley 313 2
Hannah Smith 261 2
Heather Crompton 315 2
Heather Greenwood 314 2
Heather Jackson 316 2
Heather Shaw 317 2
Heather Smith 425 2
Heidi Farrar 398 2
Helaina Sharpley 142 3
Helen Buttler 318 2
Helen Cassidy 143 3
helen field 319 2
Helen R Jones 320 2
Helen Wright 321 2
Helena Forrester 322 2
Howard Asher 323 2
Ian Marsh 144 Multiple
Ian Walker 324 2
Jackie Stirk 327 2
Jackie Walton 145 Multiple
Jacky Pascual 307 2
jacky rawlins 328 2
JACQUELINE MCKENZIE 329 2
Jacquelyn Cook 330 2
Jacqui Laithwaite-Rawes 146 case
jaki bogg 331 2
Jamie Frost 332 2
JANE AUKLAND 333 2
Jane Burgess 148 5
Jane C. Crewe 345 2
Jane E Galvin 149 3
Jane Horner 334 2
Jane Langley 335 2
Janet Barrett 150 3
Janet Gledhill 336 2
Janet Golphin 151 4
Janet Grainger 337 2
Janice Doherty 338 2
Jayn Barker 339 2
Jayne Shaw 340 2
Jean Bashford 152 3
Jean Farmer 341 2
jean lancaster 342 2
Jean Shires 153 6
Jennifer Kellington 240 2
Jennifer Lee 346 2
Jennifer Sheard 347 2
Jenny Milner 348 2
Jill Hayfield 155 4
Jill Malloy 350 2
Jill Woods 351 2
Jim Robison 147 Multiple
Jo Brown 353 2
Jo Smith 355 2
Joan Leslie 352 2
Joan Smith 401 2
Joan Walker 359 2
Joanne Kitson 354 2
John & Dawn Field 156 Multiple
john a mcpake 157 5
John Edwards 356 2
John Elliott 357 2
John Gorman 358 2
john steve ellis 158 Multiple
Joseph O’Reilly 159 6
josie walters 160 4
Joy Wheatley 360 2
Judith Lees 161 Multiple
Judith Roberts 361 2
Jules Crowther 364 2
Julia Keates 162 3
Kaili Fu 366 2
Karen Whitwam 459 2
Karl butler 367 2
Karl Smith 388 2
Kate Orme 368 2
KATE STRIDE 369 2
Kath Lord 428 2
Katherine Greenwell 163 Multiple
Kathryn A. Crookes 370 2
Katy Measures 371 2
Kay van Bellen 164 4
Kay Westerman 372 2
Kaye Wilson 373 2
Keith Hanselman 165 4
Keith Harris 166 3
Keith Wigglesworth 376 2
Kevin Threlfall 378 2
Kim Onyskiw 379 2
Kin Lee 380 2
Kirsty Meigh 381 2
Kirsty Reilly 382 2
Kok Seng Lee 167 4
Kris Mercer 383 2
leanne schofield 384 2
Lesley Anne Greene 168 3
Liam Raby 385 2
Linda Bulleyment 169 3
Linda Downs 386 2
Lindsay Norman 170 3
Lisa Stubbs 171 3
Liz Armstrong 285 2
Liz Cuerden 287 2
Liz Thomson 290 2
louisa kemp 390 2
Louise Garman 391 2
Luke Avalos 311 2
Lynn Jewell 392 2
Lynne Onyskiw 393 2
M CLEMENTS 363 2
Maeve Coleman 403 2
Maggie Dimmock 172 3
maggie preston 394 2
Malcolm Whittaker 173 4
Margaret Burley 174 3
Margaret Down 395 2
Margaret Fairclough 175 Multiple
Margaret King 276 2
MARGARET LOUISE MELECHI 176 4
Margaret Sowerby
Margaret Steeden
521
396
4
2
margery wild 420 2
Marilyn Isherwood 177 4
Mark Evans 397 2
Mark Smith 400 2
Martin Norman 178 4
Mary Lane 402 2
maureen pritchard 404 2
Maurizio Miele 179 3
maxine pigram 180 4
Michael Bailey 405 2
Michael Claxton 508 2
Michael Curgenven 181 3
Michael Dunsmore 407 2
michael stones 365 2
Michelle Gillespie 411 2
mick kirkby-geddes 182 8
Mick Ward 409 2
mike bickerdike 412 2
Mike Smith 408 2
Mike Wood 410 2
Mina Ahmed 413 2
miren aspinall 183 5
Miss jesvinder Takher 349 2
Mr Saqab Ahmad 475 2
NANCY PEARSON 419 2
Natalia Dolgova 416 2
Nazeerah Khatun/Jalal Abdin 220 2
NEIL COOPER-SMITH 185 3
Nicola Wiktorski 421 2
Nigel Brain 422 2
NINA BENSLEY 423 2
Norman Gath 424 2
Owen Phillips 186 4
Paddy Campbell 436 2
Pamela Lee 426 2
Pat Sabin 435 2
patricia bowditch 432 2
Patricia McDonald 434 2
Paul Allan-Smith 437 2
Paul Brown 438 2
Paul Butcher 439 2
Paul Gallagher 440 2
PAUL LAUGIER 187 3
Paul Muchan 188 Multiple
PAUL ROTHERY 189 Multiple
Paul Talbot-Greaves 190 4
Pauline Meade 191 3
Pauline Wiltshire 223 2
penny phillips 192 3
Pete Van-Zandt 444 2
Peter Fisher 443 2
Peter Miller 449 2
petra evison 445 2
Philip m newman 447 2
Pippa Ashworth 448 2
Purple Faye 450 2
Rachael Gorton 451 2
Rachael Lawrence 193 3
Rachel Knowles 452 2
Rachel smith 453 2
Ralph Shuttleworth 468 2
Richard Ashby 454 2
Richard Carter 455 2
Richard Gawthorpe
Richard Makin
112
456
4
2
ROBERT  J WOOD 197 3
Robert Forster 195 3
Robert Hardcastle 457 2
Robert Keighley 458 2
robert lees 196 Multiple
Rod Websdell 198 Multiple
Roger Pickup 460 2
Roger Simpson 199 4
Ronald Etherington 461 2
ROSALIND ANNIS 200 5
Rosalind Gascoyne 462 2
Rosalyn Porter 463 2
Rose Cuthbertson 464 2
Ross Moore 465 2
Roy Chilvers 466 2
Ruth Farrell 467 2
Ruth Foster 469 2
Ruth Gilbert 470 2
S HALL 362 2
S J Williams 204 4
Sally Brown 471 2
Samantha Jackman 472 2
Samuel Mortimer 473 2
Sandra McGarr 474 2
Sandra Stubbs 201 3
Sara Millican 511 2
Sara Milner 476 2
Sara Rudd 242 2
Sara Stabb 477 2
Sarah bates 478 2
Sarah Brelsford 377 2
Sarah Heath 427 2
Sarah Jones-morris 480 2
Sarah littlewood 481 2
Sarah Scruton 482 2
Sarah Stoker 184 Multiple
Sau Wan Chan 430 2
Shane Wogan 484 2
Sharon Smith 429 2
sharon taylor 485 2
Sheelagh Timm 486 2
Sheila Bibby 202 3
Sheila Spencer 203 Multiple
Shirley Waddington 487 2
Si Flatley 488 2
sofia cox 489 2
Stephen Jones 490 2
Stephen Todd 205 4
SUE ATKINSON 206 4
Sue Brennan 493 2
sue clay 208 4
Sue Finley 417 2
Sue Gibson 491 2
Sue Ibbotson 494 2
Sue Jenkins 207 Multiple
Sue McBurney 495 2
Sue Smith 492 2
Sue Ward 326 2
Susan Evans 209 Multiple
susan page 496 2
Susan Wilson 497 2
Suzanna Dale 498 2
suzanne mcquade 499 2
Sybil Burton 500 2
Sylvia Idle 501 2
Sylvia Jewell 502 2
Sylvia Mellor 210 4
Tanya Palmer 211 3
Therese Ward 503 2
Tillly Shaw
Timothy Copsey
433
504
2
2
Toby Walshaw 301 2
Tonie Rigby 505 2
Tony (Mark Smith) 399 2
Tony Spragg 507 2
Tony W Burton 506 2
Tony Whittaker 344 2
Tracey Ann Britton 509 2
Tracey Mawson 510 2
Trevor Ferguson 512 2
Trevor Pittaway 212 4
Tricia Callaghan 374 2
Ursula Finch 343 2
Valerie Carr 296 2
valerie smithson 513 2
Valérie Wartelle 213 3
Veronica Lee 214 Multiple
Vic Cruz 514 2
vicki Uttley 431 2
Vivien Heptinstall 515 2
Vivienne a brown 516 2
Wendy Constance 517 2
Wendy Ward 518 2
William Bradshaw 215 5
Zoe 228 2
zoe barber 520 2

 

Find out more about Holmfirth Artweek on their website holmfirthartweek.org.uk

 

Take care,

Till next time

Purple Faye x

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How I made the Pontefract “Buttercross and St Giles Church” 3D Acrylic Painting

Here’s how I made the Pontefract “Buttercross and St Giles Church” 3D Acrylic Painting

Here’s a video of it, on my youtube channel: youtube.com/purplefayecouk

About the Pontefract Buttercross and St Giles Church 

The focal point of Pontefract town centre, in the market place, is the Buttercross, which was built in 1734.

As the inscription on the south side states, the Buttercross was “Erected by Mrs Elizabeth Dupier, relict of Solomon Dupier, gentleman, in a cheerful and generous compliance with his benevolent intention, 1734”

When first constructed, the Buttercross had a flat roof surrounded by a balustrade but this was replaced by the present hipped roof at a cost of £46-3-10d during August and September 1763. Such covered market crosses were common during the eighteenth century but the Buttercross is a much more substantial structure than most others and is unusual in its rectangular plan. It continued to fulfil its original function as a market shelter for farmers wives with their baskets of dairy produce well into the 20th century but other more extraordinary transactions have taken place at the Buttercross during its existence such as wife selling.

Behind the Buttercross is situated St. Giles Church, which was built in the first few years of the 12′h century as a chapel-of-ease to All Saints’ Church, but due to the ruin of All Saints, Saint Giles became the Parish Church in 1789.

The Grade II listed building with its unique octagonal tower visible for miles around, proclaims the Glory of God to the people of Pontefract and its many visitors.

There has been some sort of religious building on the site since at least the 12th Century, although today’s building is generally associated with Georgian architecture.

(Find out more at pontefractus.co.uk)

 

If you have any questions or would like to comment then please do so below or email me at info@purplefaye.co.uk

 

Till next time,

Take care

Purple Faye x

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How I made The Flying Scotsman 3D Acrylic Painting

How I made The Flying Scotsman 3D Acrylic Painting.

(See the video on youtube.com/purplefayecouk)

If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to leave them below or email me at info@purplefaye.co.uk

About The Flying Scotsman No. 4472 (taken from wikipedia.org)

LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman is a Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of Nigel Gresley. It was employed on long-distance express East Coast Main Line trains by the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named.

The locomotive set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.

Retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2.08 million miles, Flying Scotsman gained considerable fame in preservation under the ownership of, successively, Alan Pegler, William McAlpine, Tony Marchington, and finally the National Railway Museum (NRM). As well as hauling enthusiast specials in the United Kingdom, the locomotive toured extensively in the United States and Canada from 1969 until 1973 and Australia in 1988/89. Flying Scotsman has been described as the world’s most famous steam locomotive.

History

The locomotive was completed in 1923, construction having been started under the auspices of the Great Northern Railway (GNR). It was built as an A1, initially carrying the GNR number 1472, because the LNER had not yet decided on a system-wide numbering scheme.

Flying Scotsman was something of a flagship locomotive for the LNER. It represented the company at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 and 1925. Before this event, in February 1924 it acquired its name and the new number of 4472. From then on it was commonly used for promotional purposes.

With suitably modified valve gear, this locomotive was one of five Gresley Pacifics selected to haul the prestigious non-stop Flying Scotsman train service from London to Edinburgh, hauling the inaugural train on 1 May 1928. For this the locomotives ran with a new version of the large eight-wheel tender which held nine long tons of coal. This and the usual facility for water replenishment from the water trough system enabled them to travel the 392 miles (631 km) from London to Edinburgh in eight hours non-stop.

The tender included a corridor connection and tunnel through the water tank giving access to the locomotive cab from the train so that the driver and fireman could be changed without stopping the train. The following year the locomotive appeared in the film The Flying Scotsman.

While the Great Western Railway locomotive City of Truro had previously been unofficially timed at running in excess of 100 mph (160.9 km/h), 4472 became the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at this speed on 30 November 1934, driven by Bill Sparshatt and running a light test train. It earned a place in the land speed record for railed vehicles; the publicity-conscious LNER made much of the fact.

The locomotive ran with its corridor tender between April 1928 and October 1936, after which it reverted to the original type; in July 1938 it was paired with a streamlined non-corridor tender, and ran with this type until withdrawal. On 22 August 1928 an improved version of this Pacific type, classified A3, appeared; older A1 locomotives were later rebuilt to conform. On 25 April 1945, A1-class locomotives not yet rebuilt were reclassified A10 to make way for newer Thompson and Peppercorn Pacifics. Flying Scotsman emerged from Doncaster Works on 4 January 1947 as an A3, having received a boiler with the long “banjo” dome of the type it carries today. By this time it had been renumbered twice: under Edward Thompson’s comprehensive renumbering scheme for the LNER, it became No. 502 in January 1946; in May the same year, under an amendment to that plan, it become No. 103. Following nationalisation of the railways on 1 January 1948, almost all of the LNER locomotive numbers were increased by 60000; No. 103 became 60103 in December 1948.

Between 5 June 1950 and 4 July 1954, and between 26 December 1954 and 1 September 1957, under British Railways ownership, it was allocated to Leicester Central shed on the Great Central Railway, running Nottingham Victoria to London Marylebone services via Leicester Central.

All A3 Pacifics were subsequently fitted with a double Kylchap chimney to improve performance and economy. This caused soft exhaust and smoke drift that tended to obscure the driver’s forward vision; the remedy was found in the German-type smoke deflectors fitted from 1960, which somewhat changed the locomotives’ appearance.[15]

Preservation

In 1962, British Railways announced that it would scrap Flying Scotsman. Number 60103 ended service with its last scheduled run on 14 January 1963. Proposed to be saved by a group called “Save Our Scotsman”, they were unable to raise the required £3,000, the scrap value of the locomotive.

With the locomotive effectively placed up for sale, after a national campaign it was bought in April 2004 by the National Railway Museum in York, and it is now part of the museum’s National Collection. After 12 months of interim running repairs, it ran for a while to raise funds for its 10-year restoration.

Overhaul 2006–2016

In January 2006, Flying Scotsman entered the National Railway Museum’s workshops for a major overhaul to return it to Gresley’s original specification and to renew its boiler certificate; originally planned to be completed by mid-2010 if sufficient funds were raised, but late discovery of additional problems meant it would not be completed on time.  In October 2012, the museum published a report examining the reasons for the delay and additional cost. The locomotive was moved in October 2013 to Bury for work to return it to running condition in 2015. On 29 April 2015, Flying Scotsman‘s boiler left the National Railway Museum to be reunited with the rest of the locomotive at Riley & Sons in Bury.[42]

The bay in which the locomotive was being refurbished was on view to visitors to the NRM but the engine was rapidly dismantled to such an extent that the running plate was the only component recognisable to the casual observer. Early in 2009 it emerged that the overhaul would see the loco reunited with the last remaining genuine A3 boiler (acquired at the same time as the locomotive as a spare). The A4 boiler that the loco had used since the early 1980s was sold to Jeremy Hosking for potential use on his locomotive, LNER Class A4 4464 Bittern.

Return to service

The overhaul was completed in January 2016 and testing began on the East Lancashire Railway on 8 January 2016. Flying Scotsman was originally going to haul its inaugural mainline train called the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express from Manchester Victoria to Carlisle on 23 January, but it was not ready due to faulty brakes. The first mainline run, pulling the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express from Carnforth to Carlisle, took place on 6 February. An inaugural journey from London King’s Cross to York in traditional green livery ran on 25 February. Flying Scotsman will be making special tours throughout the UK in 2016.

 

If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to leave them below or email me at info@purplefaye.co.uk

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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1st 3D Acrylic Painting Workshop at Purple Faye’s Pontefract Studio

Last Saturday (12th March 2016) I did the first workshop in my new Pontefract studio. Laura had done a workshop with me before when I had the shop space in Castleford, so it was nice to see her again.

Here’s what she made…..

 

If you’d like to make your own 3D Acrylic Painting with me in my Pontefract studio you can book in by emailing: info@purplefaye.co.uk

Studio Address:
1st Floor
Pearl Assurance House
1-3 Horsefair
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 1PE

 

A bit more about the workshops:

Workshops: Make Your Own 3D Acrylic Painting with Purple Faye

Transform ordinary cardboard and modroc into your very own beautiful 3D Acrylic Painting to treasure forever.

The workshops will focus on using artist Purple Faye’s techniques with cardboard, modroc and acrylic paint to make 3D Acrylic Paintings at her studio in Pontefract.
 
Participants will be guided through the process by artist Purple Faye and given hands on help to produce their own 3D Acrylic Painting.
 
Starting with drawing, then manipulating the cardboard and modroc, finishing by painting with acrylic paints.
 
All materials and tools needed will be provided.
 
Time to allow the modroc to dry will be required so participants can choose to complete their 3D Acrylic Painting over one full day (with a refreshment break to allow for the modroc to dry) or over two half days.
 
(Choose between Thursday, Friday or Saturday)
 
By the end of the workshops participants will have created their own 3D Acrylic Painting to take home and keep or give as a gift.
 
How to Book
 
Book by emailing: info@purplefaye.co.uk

 

Prices

(All materials and tools needed included)

*Please note that children must be accompanied by adult supervision*

£35 per adult (making one 3D Acrylic Painting each)

£40 per adult + 1 child (making one 3D Acrylic Painting together)

 

These workshops are suitable for all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists/crafters. Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy. Bring pictures of anything that you’d like to make your 3D Acrylic Painting of.

 

Studio Address:
1st Floor
Pearl Assurance House
1-3 Horsefair
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 1PE

 

How to Book

Book by emailing info@purplefaye.co.uk

 

If you can’t make it to a workshop then kits are available to buy too

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x
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Making of the “Mallard No. 4468” 3D Acrylic Painting

Here’s how I made the “Mallard No. 4468” 3D Acrylic Painting.

See the video on youtube here (https://youtu.be/DT0qga25ork)

A bit about the Mallard No. 4468 :

A London and North Eastern Railway Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built at Doncaster, England in 1938. It is historically significant as the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives.

The A4 class was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley to power high-speed streamlined trains. The wind-tunnel-tested, aerodynamic body and high power allowed the class to reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h), although in everyday service it rarely attained this speed. No regular steam-hauled rail service in the UK reached even 90 mph, much less 100. Mallard covered almost one and a half million miles (2.4 million km) before it was retired in 1963.

It was restored to working order in the 1980s, but has not operated since, apart from hauling some specials between York and Scarborough in July 1986 and a couple of runs between York and Harrogate/Leeds around Easter 1987. Mallard is now part of the National Collection at the United Kingdom’s National Railway Museum in York. On the weekend of 5 July 2008, Mallard was taken outside for the first time in years and displayed beside the three other A4s that are resident in the UK, thus reuniting them for the first time since preservation. It departed the museum for Locomotion, the NRM’s outbase at Shildon on 23 June 2010, where it was a static exhibit, until it was hauled back to York on 19 July 2011 and put back on display in its original location in the Great Hall.

The locomotive is 70 ft (21 m) long and weighs 165 tons, including the tender. It is painted LNER garter blue with red wheels and steel rims.” – taken from wikipedia.org

 

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