My big painting for the year was going to be a steam train, but having found this 1924 Burrell and Sons Steam Roller in less than pristine condition, it's a working machine as the owner says, I thought it would be a great subject. It's in the owner's shed and will be painted as such, therefore not working. He drives!!! it to steam fairs all over the south of England, can you imagine the traffic behind him.
In two hours today until I got cold, I did this 20 x 250cm colour study on my pochade in Griffyn Alkyds for the first time. Then two ink studies and lots of photographs. I intend to visit again when the light is good, as he gave me the keys to the shed.