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Leyland Octopus Tower Hill Transport by Mike Jeffries

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THIS PAINTING IN OILS ON A 20″×30″ CANVAS IS FOR SALE AT £999. E_MAILmike@transportartist.co.uk FOR DETAILS.

The post-war Leyland Octopus cab was treated to a face-lift in the early fifties with the introduction of the “mouth-organ” cab built on similar lines to its predecesor but with subtle differences and the more obvious slatted radiator grille. This example of Tower Hill Transport is just pulling away from the kerbside after the driver has finished telephoning his base for instructions for his next load just in time for the approaching bus to pick up its waiting passengers. No mobile phones, tachos or sat navs in those days in a time when despite its hardships a life on the road as a lorry driver was still a pleasure.

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  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonover 4 years ago

    Excellent.

  • Many thanks Brett.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Blended
    Blendedover 4 years ago

    Wow…look at that detail!! I so enjoy viewing each of your works because it brings me back to a simpler time in my life. You work in oil right?

  • Thank you Blended, it heartens me that my efforts touch a nerve. Yes, oils sometimes over an acrylic underpainting.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Just love it. Your paint on the truck is softened by oxidation (and grime). Hard to imagine how you capture this quality so well. Your sky is beautifully painted, also. Wonderful detail, Mike.

  • Thanks F.A. that’s the way I remember these old girls.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    and the hits just keep coming……well done

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 4 years ago

    Excellent painting again Mike. Love ’em. – Ted

  • Many thanks Edward, it’s nice to know they give you pleasure because I love painting ’em!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • snowhawk
    snowhawkover 4 years ago
    This is a excellent painting very well done.
  • scallyart
    scallyartover 4 years ago

    Another superb work. You are so good at getting the period feel to the whole painting.

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesover 4 years ago

    lady-bird book standard…excellent!

  • Thomas Acevedo
    Thomas Acevedoover 4 years ago

    wow, i love it the nostalgia and the story, your detail in everything is beautiful

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