This is an oil painting of a vintage steam roller. It is a ‘Wallis & Steevens Road Roller’ built in 1925 and named ‘Old Ken’. It is seen here at a countryside steam fair traction engine rally, wearing two ‘england’ flags. It is painted in oils to a size of 20″ × 16″ on a canvas. Its fun to paint the shiny brass and copper fittings and put the highlights on the wheels. The two men driving the steam roller help to give it scale. Painting ellipses is always difficult, but is is a requirement to get these right when painting a subject like this.