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219 - WILLOW TREE INN, NEWSHAM, c.1885 - DAVE EDWARDS - INK - 2009 by 

This pub was demolished in 1891, so the photo I used will be in the public domain by now. It’s the first pen and ink I have done for a while and it took ages, hence the lack of new paintings :)

The pub stood about a mile from where I live. Another pub with the same name replaced it.

It’s A3 sized and I used Rotring Isograph and Rapidograph pens.

Because of all the detail this didn’t photograph too well, so here is a close-up:

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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  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 5 years ago

    the detail is fantastic! just fantastic!!!

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 5 years ago

    Great work Dave

  • joshuatree1
    joshuatree1over 5 years ago

    Outstanding art and fine detail. the Description is very helpful and informative. I love all your art, but this is special. http://www.philadelphia33.org/":http://www.philadelphia33.org/

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleover 5 years ago

    Well done mate
    I can appreciate The time and perseverance you have put into this!
    Great Job

  • Thanks Simon… anyone who has used a Rapidograph pen will know how long it takes to depict texture, etc.


  • sorina
    sorinaover 5 years ago

    fantastic detail! wonderful!

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 5 years ago

    This is great, Dave! So much detail in the bricks and anywhere in the picture! I looks a bit more serious than the colourful works, but the playful shapes, so typical for you, are there, and I love it :)

  • So cool that you spotted the “playful shapes” … I can’t resist doing that :) You will see from my portfolio that I am capable of doing “straight” renditions in pen and ink, but I like bending lines, even if only slightly, to give what I hope is a “cosy” feel to the picture. Thanks again for your perceptive comment.


  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 5 years ago

    Wow, incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Outstanding, gorgeous & grand. As always your details are a delight, your patience remarkable. Love this Dave

  • Many thanks Lisa.


  • madvlad
    madvladover 5 years ago

    you have brought it back to life, could not be better if leonado had his finger in it bravo seenyah daveo

  • Thanks Walt! You say the nicest things … keep it up :)


  • mmargot
    mmargotover 5 years ago

    Had a feeling you were doing some fine delicate work in your absence!
    Just so!

  • Thanks … yes, I always take more time doing pen and inks.


  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    Most interesting Dave. I live just a staggering distance from the Willow Tree which replaced this older one but hadn’t realised it had such history. One lives and learns – and how good to do it with such great a drawing.

  • “staggering distance” … what a thoughtful choice of words :)


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