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04-18-2004, 11:48 AM
I've also posted this in the watercolours forum.

Been away for the last few days but still managed to get some painting done

This was one of the fastest paddlesteamers on the Clyde built by the Caledonian Railway Company for the competition with the Glasgow & South Western Railway for the traffic for Dunoon and Rothesay, I'm at present doing another with one of the "Caley" steamers racing the Waverley.
I think she's not a bad looking steamer considering she was built in 1895 , unfortunately there was no colour photography then her livery must have been something to behold , with her Navy Blue hull White upper work , pink railings and lining round the saloon windows , Blue vents, and large yellow chimney all gliding past at 18 knots wonderful!!!
It's 19" x 13" approx on heavy duty cartridge paper
many thanks-------Alan


04-21-2004, 07:49 PM
Hi Alan :)
Glad to see you in here.
The Duchess Of Rothesay looks like a fine old gal indeed!
She must have been quite the eye catcher with all those wonderful colours.

04-21-2004, 07:58 PM
Thanks Leaflin you certainly couldn't miss them-------many thanks-------Alan

04-22-2004, 04:27 AM
Here are some detailed pics and one in sepia for the old time effects--------many thanks----------Alan


Marty C
04-24-2004, 11:47 PM
Hi Alan,
A fine old vessel, beautifully rendered. It seems in those days they liked to make their vessels not only functional but beautiful, and you have certainly captured their intent well in this work.

04-25-2004, 05:40 AM
Thanks Marty they were very colourful, as I say colour photography was not around when these vessels were painted in this livery, more's the pity--------Alan