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.


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  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Superb work Martin.

  • martyee
    martyeeover 3 years ago

    Thanks Country Pursuit!

  • WILT
    WILTover 3 years ago

    Just browsed the site and like this one particularely.

  • martyee
    martyeeover 3 years ago

    Thanks again Wilt for looking and liking!

  • Ken Tregoning
    Ken Tregoningover 3 years ago

    I want to be there and you make it possible with your painting I love it!

  • martyee
    martyeeover 3 years ago

    Thanks very much Ken for your great comment. Its a wonderfull machine to see in reality!

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