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Old 03-03-2014, 07:16 AM
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A59 Project

OK if I start this thread it will make sure I get on with this project which I have been thinking of since Dave de Armond (manfrommerriam) painted every county in Kansas then present day scenes from the 1916 Midland Trail through Kansas.

Starting In Liverpool I intend to follow the route of the A59 north through Ormskirk to Preston then east through the beautiful Ribble Valley to Skipton, Knaresborough and on to York. I intend to paint landmarks and scenery along the route. Some will be from Street View scenes, others from my own photographs. I don't intend to follow the actual modern road but will follow the original route through towns omitting by-passes and not painting only scenes that can be seen from the road but include landmarks in the towns on the way.

Google Maps:

I'll start at the Liverpool Pier Head with the Liver Building then the Kingsway Tunnel entrance, and a few more landmark buildings in Liverpool before starting to follow the A59 north.

It will be quite a task, but it will mean I don't have to think too hard what to paint and we'll have a few days out looking for subjects along the route so it will be quite enjoyable. I'm not sure whether to do full on paintings or pen and wash sketches yet.

EDIT: I'm adding a list of locations as I think of them.
Liver Building Liverpool - done
Albert Dock - done
Anglican Cathedral - done
Catholic Cathedral - done
Lime Street Station - done
St George's Hall - done
Mersey Tunnel - done
Aintree Racecourse - done

Ancient Chapel -done

Parish Church - done
Clock Tower and market -done
Buck i'th Vine - done

Leeds and Liverpool Canal -done
Lathom Park Chapel - done
Martin Mere - done

Rufford Old Hall - done

St Mary's Church - done
Bank Hall ruins - done

St Walberge's Church - done
Harris Museum - done
Preston Bus Station - done
Guild Hall Preston - done

Clitheroe Castle - done
Whalley Viaduct - done
Pendle Hill - done

Gisburn Cattle Market - done
Cross Keys East Marton - done

Leeds and Liverpool Canal - done
Skipton Castle - done
Springs Canal - done
Skipton Market - done

Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey - done

Menwith Golf Balls - done

Royal Pump Room - done
Cupid and Psyche - done
Betty's Tea Shop - done


Knaresborough Castle - done
Nidd Panorama - done
Blind Jack - done
Mother Shipton's Cave - done

Micklegste Bar - done
Railway Museum - done
Clifford's Tower - done
The Shambles - done
Constantine statue - done
Bootham Bar - done
Merchant Adventurers House - done
St. Mary's Abbey - done
Jorvik Viking Centre - done
York Minster -done

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