Historic Gloucester - Uk Circa 1840
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
From: Gloucester Tourist Information Guide Cotswolds
"The City of Gloucester has a unique history from its Roman foundations to its Victorian docklands. Gloucester is a vibrant multicultural city that combines historic architecture with a unique blend of visitor attractions, festivals and entertainment, a collection of high street and specialist shops and a mouthwatering array of tea shops, restaurants, wine bars and pubs offer food and drink for all tastes. The city is overlooked by the Cotswolds Hills in the lush Severn Valley and is easily accessible from all corners of the country.
The port of Gloucester was of great historical importance. The Romans built a fort which was used for the transport of men and supplies between the Midlands and Wales. In 1580 Gloucester was granted the status of port by Queen Elizabeth 1. In 1794 a canal was constructed to Berkeley which opened up a link with the Stroud water and Thames canals so providing a direct route to the Midlands and London.
In its heyday the port of Gloucester was a major center for the shipment of timber, corn, metals, wines and spirits and the elegant tall ships pictured in our photographs were a familiar sight. Today many of the historic warehouses have been converted and the docks with their museums, pubs and cafes provide a major attraction for tourists." One of the loveliest attractions is historic Gloucester Cathedral which you can see in the background of this painting.
Another in my "Sea Stories" collection in the "Down to the Sea in Ships" series that is based once again on some small, rather faded black and white sketches in an 1840s book by Findley. Both the book and the illustrations are in the public domain and I purchased the rights to use the entire collection. I enlarged the original drawings using an old artists' technique taught to me by my cousin (who is a fine artist). In this case, I copied the small original image onto 1/8 inch graph paper and then painstakingly enlarged the lines from each tiny square to a 1/2 inch grid paper - a technique that works wonderfully for me because my free-hand drawing skills leave quite a bit to be desired! And because in this case there were a million details I'd have missed if I'd not gone patiently square by square. The enlargement was then hand-painted digitally with texture added.
Please contact the artist, Lianne Schneider, directly if you purchase this image as a giclee print on canvas, framed or unframed. A signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is available for each canvas indicating title of the work, artist’s name, date of creation, a thumbnail of the painting, the origin of original work if the painting is a derivative, the number of your print in the limited printing and a guarantee that the work will no longer be available to the public in a canvas format once 25 canvas prints are sold.
My sincere thanks to the following groups for featuring this image:
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April 11th, 2014
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