Oil on canvas.
At the end of the era of steam, David took many photos as well as painting many sketches. This is one of his paintings that remained in his attic for many years and is the first time of going on sale. David quotes: ‘This painting is the only one I have lost a whole night’s sleep over. A night scene in Guildford shed, I started painting at 10pm and finished it at 4.30am. The effort was worth every second. Paying no attention to details, because that did not matter, it was simply the steam, smoke and colours created by engines just about to go to the scrapyard. I worked on that canvas with just the dim light of one soot-encrusted light bulb above my head. The conditions were terrible but I hope that I managed to achieve some of the atmosphere, now lost forever.’
Thanks to the Shepherd family, a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this artwork will support DSWF’s work protecting endangered species across Africa and Asia.Please contact us at [email protected] or call on 01483 272323 for pricing and further information.
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