The Flying Scotsman Greetings Card
This is greeting card isbased on one of my paintings 'The Flying Scotsman'
They are a big bold A5 size and come with a nice white envelope. They are great to send as greetings cards to friends and loved ones.
Steam trains are full of nostalgia and carry a wonderful presence and atmosphere with them as they thunder through the countryside. The clatter, clatter of the carriages on the rails, the chuffing of the powerful engine itself, not mention the whistle as it approaches imbue a wonderful magnificence.
In June 2016 hundreds of people came out to witness the legendary steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman pass through the Nene valley.
The ‘Nations Favourite Locomotive’ as it is known was completed in Doncastor, 24 February 1923 and designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for the London to Edinburgh rail service that started in 1862. The train has been fully restored over ten years at a cost of 4.2 million.
As a local artist in Northamptonshire, I was inspired by remarkable drone footage of the Scotsman, as it crossed the scenic Harringworth viaduct, to undertake a new text based painting; text is taken from the website www.flyingscotsman.org.uk and i used it to create a collage of this awesome train.