THIS PAINTING IS SOLD BUT YOU TOO CAN COMMISSION MIKE TO PAINT YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL OF YOUR FAVOURITE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE WHETHER BRITISH OR AMERICAN, A SOUND INVESTMENT FROM WHOM MANY REGARD AS BRITAIN’S LEADING TRANSPORT ARTIST. JUST E-MAIL email@example.com
This is an acrylic I painted back in the seventies when my work was influenced by the late, great Terence Cuneo the doyen of railway artists. The painting was quite large 24″×36″ and this image is from a photo the present owner sent me recently. Due to a house move I’ve lost his contact details and if he’s out there could he contact me please.
This is of course a Peppercorn A1 4.6.2 of the same class of locomotive as the newly built "Tornado"of recent fame and is shown on shed being prepared for its next turn of duty on the road. The time and labour needed for preparation and disposal of steam engines was one of the factors that led to their demise when diesels became more readily available and sadly this is a sight no longer seen except perhaps on some preserved railways. Nowadays high vis vests and hard-hats would be in evidence, the pit would have signs or some form of fence around it and nobody would be allowed within 20 yards in case they breathed in the smoke! How on earth did we manage all those years ago without the Health and Safety jobs-worths there to protect us but survive we did—-it was called common sense.
A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about £2000.
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