I based this painting, (with permission), on a photo in an excellent website charting the short life of Aubrey Neville Hutchinson, who was killed on the Somme in 1916. The scene is what's left of the railway station at Dewetsdorp in Free State, South Africa, a pivotal part of his story.
https://awillowinthewind.com

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Comment by Marilyn G on April 13, 2017 at 8:06am

This is an excellent painting Jack, such good texture. An unusual subject to tackle too.

Comment by Ernst Grillhiesl on April 13, 2017 at 6:18pm
Class work!
Comment by Jack Bayes on April 15, 2017 at 8:18am

Thanks for your likes and comments, folks.  It didn't work out as well as I would have liked, but that's nothing new for most of us isn't it?!  It's worth visiting the awillowinthewind website, a lot of effort and dedication went into it. 

Comment by Dorothy Macready on June 5, 2017 at 5:34pm

I think this painting is so sad if you know what I mean.  I feel as though I could walk along kicking up the dust and touching the derelict platform.   Great texture and perspective.

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