House Portrait #58

House Portrait #58 i - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020 House Portrait #58 ii - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020A recent commission was to draw this house in Chapel Allerton, Leeds.
It was built 200 years ago, in 1820 – the same year that Anne Brontë was born and HMS Beagle first launched.

Anne Bronte - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020

Anne Brontë

HMS Beagle - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020

HMS Beagle in the Strait of Magellan

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Australia Burning

Australian bushfires in NSWAustralian bushfires in NSW

Australian bushfires in New South Wales. How long before it’s Wales, UK? When will business giants, fuel companies and world leaders do the right thing?

 

 

 

Spencer Place in the Rain

Jo Dunn Spencer Place in the Rain watercolour painting 2019

It’s four in the afternoon, the end of December
I’m painting this now just to make me feel better
North Leeds is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Francis Street all through the evening…

 

 

 

 

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

Jo Dunn Whitley Bay II pencil drawing 2019Jo Dunn pencil drawing Whitley Bay I

Drawn in about 3°C last weekend. To the north, St Mary’s Lighthouse and wind turbines. Looking south, Cypriot registered cargo ship, Imavere, at anchor.

 

 

Burbo Bank, Liverpool Bay

Burbo Bank Wind Farm II, watercolour painting by Jo Dunn

Another view of the offshore wind farm project on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay, at the entrance to the River Mersey. The site was extended in 2017 and there are now a total of 57 turbines.

Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm

Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm, watercolour paintingBurbo Bank Wind Farm is situated in Liverpool Bay, a few kilometers from the coast. This is the view from Crosby beach – tide half in, half out.

Emley Moor Transmitters

Emley Moor Mast and Termporary Transmitter

Emley Moor Mast and Temporary Transmitters pencil drawing 2019

Repairs are currently being undertaken at Emley Moor transmitting station near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and there is a temporary mast alongside the 1971 concrete construction.

This is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK (1,084ft). Also a Grade II listed building.

The antennas broadcast digital radio and TV across the North of England – reaching Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York, and even Manchester, across the Pennines.

It takes 7 minutes in the lift to get to the top – I hope to take that ride one day.