How artist Purple Faye made the ‘Baby George’ 3D acrylic painting

Last year I had the pleasure of making a 3D acrylic painting of 3 month old baby George.

George’s father, Alex, contacted me to make it for his wife, Mellissa, for her 30th birthday. Because Mellissa is blind Alex wanted me to make him one of my 3D acrylic paintings because it would be tactile for her to touch and experience rather than a flat photograph.

He sent me a selection of photographs before deciding, after some discussions with me on which would make a good 3D acrylic painting, on the one that he’d like me to work from.

The one he chose actually ended up being a digital photo taken of a physical photo in a frame, which could have been problematic in terms of reflections and colour distortions but thankfully it wasn’t too bad.

So here is how I made it starting by drawing it directly onto the cardboard so I could cut it out and make it 3D by layering the cardboard up. Once the cardboard layers were stuck on the blank canvas I could then apply the modroc (bandages with plaster of Paris in) and leave it to dry. I then painted it with acrylic paints.

If you would like me to make you a 3D acrylic painting the same size as ‘Baby George’ (12x16inches approx 305x406mm) for only £100 get in touch as this offer is available for a limited time only.

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Purple Faye x

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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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Purple Faye 3D Acrylic Paintings at Wakefield Chantry Chapel as part of the Art Walk on Wednesday May 25th

On Wednesday the 25th of May (2016) Purple Faye will have an exhibition of her 3D Acrylic Paintings at the Chantry Chapel in Wakefield (on the bridge near the Hepworth gallery see address further below).

This will be part of the Wakefield ArtWalk and starts at 5pm and finishes at 9pm. (see artwalk.org.uk for further details of venues participating)

It will be your chance to take a look at the “Ponte Project” and “Planes and Trains” collections and talk to the artist. There will also be a selection of other 3D Acrylic Paintings available for sale which you can buy directly from the artist along with being able to commission and order your very own unique 3D Acrylic Painting to be made specially for you.

I really hope you can make it on Wednesday 25th May,

5pm-9pm

Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin
Chantry Bridge Industrial Estate
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
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Find out more about Chantry Chapel on the website
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(Photographs by Brian Holding)

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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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Purple Faye x

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How I made the “Spitfire MK VB” 3D Acrylic Painting

Here’s how I made the “Spitfire MK VB” 3D Acrylic Painting…..

A bit about the Spitfire:

“The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations, and was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter to be in continuous production throughout the war. The Spitfire continues to be popular among enthusiasts, with approximately 53 Spitfires being airworthy, while many more are static exhibits in aviation museums throughout the world.

The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works, which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from 1928. In accordance with its role as an interceptor, Mitchell supported the development of the Spitfire’s distinctive elliptical wing (designed by B. Shenstone) to have the thinnest possible cross-section; this enabled the Spitfire to have a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters, including the Hawker Hurricane. Mitchell continued to refine the design until his death in 1937, whereupon his colleague Joseph Smith took over as chief designer, overseeing the development of the Spitfire through its multitude of variants.

During the Battle of Britain, from July to October 1940, the Spitfire was perceived by the public to be the RAF fighter, though the more numerous Hawker Hurricane shouldered a greater proportion of the burden against the Nazi German air force, the Luftwaffe. Spitfire units, however, had a lower attrition rate and a higher victory-to-loss ratio than those flying Hurricanes because of its higher performance. Spitfires in general were tasked with engaging the Luftwaffe fighters (mainly Messerschmitt Bf 109E series aircraft which were a close match for the Spitfire) during the Battle.

After the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire superseded the Hurricane to become the backbone of RAF Fighter Command, and saw action in the European, Mediterranean, Pacific and the South-East Asian theatres. Much loved by its pilots, the Spitfire served in several roles, including interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter-bomber and trainer, and it continued to serve in these roles until the 1950s. The Seafire was a carrier-based adaptation of the Spitfire which served in the Fleet Air Arm from 1942 through to the mid-1950s. Although the original airframe was designed to be powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine producing 1,030 hp (768 kW), it was strong enough and adaptable enough to use increasingly powerful Merlins and, in later marks, Rolls-Royce Griffon engines producing up to 2,340 hp (1,745 kW); as a consequence of this the Spitfire’s performance and capabilities improved over the course of its life.” taken from en.wikipedia.org

“The VB became the main production version of the Mark Vs. Along with the new Merlin 45 series the B wing was fitted as standard. As production progressed changes were incorporated, some of which became standard on all later Spitfires. Production started with several Mk IBs which were converted to Mk VBs by Supermarine. Starting in early 1941 the round section exhaust stacks were changed to a “fishtail” type, marginally increasing exhaust thrust. Some late production VBs and VCs were fitted with six shorter exhaust stacks per side, similar to those of Spitfire IXs and Seafire IIIs; this was originally stipulated as applying specifically to VB(trop)s.[82] After some initial problems with the original Mk I size oil coolers, a bigger oil cooler was fitted under the port wing; this could be recognised by a deeper housing with a circular entry. From mid-1941 alloy covered ailerons became a universal fitting.” taken from en.wikipedia.org

 

If you have any further questions about how I made it then please feel free to ask or just let me know what you think about it,

comment below or email info@purplefaye.co.uk

 

Till next time,

Take care

Purple Faye x

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Making of the 3D Acrylic Painting that I made my Mum for Christmas

My mum asked me to make her a 3D Acrylic Painting as her Christmas present, it was to go in my little sister’s old bedroom once my Mum had finished decorating it. So it needed to be a specific size, shape and colour that would fit in the place that she wanted it to go and she requested that it had butterflies or flowers on it. This meant that I had to pick the best canvas to use to start with, then keep in mind what colours it would be going with when I was painting it.

Simple, right?

Here’s what I did…..

 

 

 

Let me know what you think about it by commenting or email info@purplefaye.co.uk

If you’d like your own 3D Acrylic Painting made for you or for your mum then get in touch info@purplefaye.co.uk

 

Thanks,

Till next time,

Take care

Purple Faye x

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Making of Pontefract Castle 3D Acrylic Painting by Purple Faye

I made this 3D Acrylic Painting of Pontefract Castle as part of my Ponte Project, making 3D Acrylic Paintingss of places in Pontefract, here’s how I did it……

(hover over the images for captions)

It’s always great to get feedback so please leave me a comment or email info@purplefaye.co.uk to let me know what you think

Thanks

 

Till next time

Take care

Purple Faye x

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