Instead of Rev Denny's 'photo realism' aesthetic, how about railway backgrounds inspired by John Piper?
One of a number of sketches by John Piper of the quarries at Portland Bill.
Piper seems to have been too busy drawing churches and castles to take an artistic interest in railway buildings. This house at Upton Court in Herefordshire is about as near to mundane architecture as he ventured.
A detail of a sketch of the Royal Military Canal to the north of Romney Marsh in Kent. Perhaps the closest Piper got to painting a scene which would make an interesting model railway backdrop.
Withy beds at Earl Stonham in Suffolk – nothing remotely Rev Denny …
… as is the case too for these Anglesey walls as painted by Piper.
Many moons after first uploading this I came across the work of Edward Bawden, whose style and technique may be even more suitable.
In turn, Bawden led me to John Aldridge, John Brunsdon and Emily Sutton. More explorations of these artists required.
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