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223 - MORPETH CASTLE IN 1777 - DAVE EDWARDS - INK & WASH - 2008 by 

As of 28th May 2011, this has been favourited by 18 people and viewed by 1198.

The remains of this castle still stand today in Morpeth, a little Northumbrian town in North East England.

I used indian ink with dip pens and watercolours for this picture.

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 6 years ago

    A fine drawing in ink, Dave. You’ve put a lot of time in here, with shading the stones and careful rough textures. And keeping the ground and sky free, to concentrate the viewer upon the castle

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 6 years ago

    very well done, beautiful work!!

  • dimarie
    dimarieover 6 years ago

    Brilliantly done Dave!
    Looks wicked! :)

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 6 years ago

    My oh my, this is such an inspiring drawing. I love the treatment of the foreground. And the wonky way the building is not quite square. SO NICE.

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 6 years ago

    Another brilliant pen and ink drawing Dave!!

  • Ine Spee
    Ine Speeover 6 years ago

    As always, you have done a really beautiful job on the inking of this drawing. The texture in it is really great and I quite like the composition of the drawing as well. =)

  • madvlad
    madvladover 6 years ago

    this is wonderful the building is alive,quite a pull off to make it breath well done

  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...over 6 years ago

    Excellent work. I can see the dedicated effort here.

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    In reply to your Woodie comment Dave – not a nice subject to take about for a space artist who suffers from astroids.
    Do I see changes in your ‘styles’ Dave? I know you like to ‘move on’ and try new techniques. I like this painting. The shadows (my passion) and detail give it a solid 3D look. There are some lovely subtle colours. And, look, very few curvey lines – although as a red-blooded fella I don’t object to them.
    I’ve been in this ‘castle’ a couple of times. It had a very long history and was leased out to a family for many years – perhaps it still is someone’s home.

  • Thanks for your comments Brian. I am using ink and wash more than I used to, but it’s not a new development for me as I experimented with it many years ago. Mrs Towers did mention once that she’d had you fitted with blinkers to prevent too much admiration of passing curves. I think she was probably referring to those undulating northern hills past Morpeth. I guessed you might have been in this castle and was actually going to title this work "Morpeth Castle, as visited by Brian Towers in 1770, but I decided against giving away your age to all and sundry. And before I go, may I ask if Sundry is the day before Mundry?


  • TFFDavid
    TFFDavidover 6 years ago

    In my opinion this is the best piece of work you have submitted to our North East England group, into my favourites it goes.

    Well done Dave.

  • What a lovely compliment … many thanks.


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