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Penny Farthing bicycle by Woodie

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Found this at Bowes Museum in County Durham, NE England when on a visit with my Art Club.
Usual low museum lighting!!!
28 Feb 2011. Brighter photo uploaded


woodie, bicycle, penny farthing, bowes museum

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago
    What A Great Find (& Great Capture of it as well!)
  • Thanks Rodyn
    I should have a go at cleaning it up!!LOL
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 3 years ago

    Great shot neil, some one picnched the saddle lol

  • Yes I noticed this after posting,

    – Woodie

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 3 years ago

    Wonderful find Neil!

  • Thanks Sam
    Did they have penny farthings in the States?
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    Good shot Neil !
    I got a photo of it too, but it was on the camera that I lost, at Blyth !

  • Thanks George
    i’ve a lighter/brighter one to put up when I get time!!LOL
    Cheers neil

    – Woodie

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 3 years ago

    Oh yes Neil we had them here in the States as well. My high school friend still rides one in parades and has had it since he was young passed down through his family. These hi wheel types during their hey day were the first to be called bicycles. ~ Sam

  • Thanks for info.
    I should of googled it!!LOL
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthover 1 year ago

    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
    Click the banner to see your work in the group! Thursday 17th Jan 2013 20:20

  • That was quick Simon Thanks Neil

    – Woodie

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