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"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."

Edgar Degas

Current project - Joey Dunlop

Full Imperial Bockingford Hot Pressed 140Ib - using Winsor & Newtown watercolour paint

"William Joseph "Joey" Dunlop, O.B.E., M.B.E. (February 25th 1952 - July 2nd 2000), was a world champion motorcycle racer from Ballymoney in Northern Ireland, best known for road racing. Best known throughout the sport as "Joey" or "Yer Maun", his achievements include three hat-tricks at the Isle of Man TT races (1985, 1988 and 2000), where he won a record of 26 races in total." www.joeydunlop.co.uk

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Previous project - Belfast Castle

1/2 Imperial Bockingford Not 140Ib - using Winsor & Newtown watercolour paint

The first Belfast Castle was built by the Normans in Belfast city centre in the late 12th century. Replaced by a second castle on the same site in 1611 which lasted only 100 years as it was burned to the ground.
In 1862, the third Marquis of Donegal, decided to build a new castle within his deer park, situated on the side of Cave Hill in what is now north Belfast. Designed by architect John Lanyon it's design reflected the popular Scottish baronial style the castle was finished in 1870.

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Previous project - St John’s Point Lighthouse

1/2 Imperial Bockingford Not 140Ib - using Winsor & Newtown watercolour paint

St John’s Point Lighthouse in County Down has a rather individual black and yellow colour scheme. Located at the northern tip of Dundrum Bay, the lighthouse started operation in 1844. Two years later, the captain of the SS Great Britain mistook the new lighthouse for the Chicken Rock Lighthouse on the Isle of Mann and ran aground on Dundrum Bay. The captain later blamed out-of-date sea charts for the accident.