Newcastle Sketchbook

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View looking North from Long Sands beach.

 

The Coastguard Station was completed in 1980 and closed in 2002. It is in the same enclosure as the very ancient Priory, which is managed by English Heritage. I asked in the English Heritage office about the Coastguard Station. She asked what did I want to know. “Who designed it, for example,” I said. She didn’t know.
“I’ve never been asked that question before,” she said.

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The Coastguard station on the land of Tynemouth Priory.
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We went across the Tyne on a ferry, I tried to do a few quick sketches on the move. 1st October 2017

We stayed at “Tynemouth 61”. Here is the view from the Dickens Room.
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In the Laing Gallery I drew some measuring vessels. Quart, pint, half-pint. The pots are painted with dark green and brown paint, very highly glazed. A black line and blue stripe at the top.

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From the Laing Gallery “Northern Spirit” collection, 2pm 30th Sept 2017

Newcastle Central Station

This is a drawing from the Costa Coffee at Newcastle railway station, waiting for the train to London Kings Cross, 268 miles away.

 

 

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Newcastle Central Station was opened in 1850.

Architect: John Dobson
Engineers: TE Harrison and Robert Stephenson
Contractor: Mackay and Woodstock

The structure in the distance with the flag is the 13th century Newcastle Castle Keep, restored 2011 to 2015 using Heritage Lottery Funds.

This drawing took about an hour, drawn and coloured on location. Some colour and shadows added at home.

Here is work in progress:

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