Sunday, 23 January 2011


As I have been talking about locomotives I thought I would post a painting by Charles Sheeler. The painting is of a set of locomotive wheels and is often mistaken for a photograph. Sheeler was an American artist who worked in what was called the Precisionist style.

It is a favourite image of mine and “oozes” class technique and power.
Sheeler was also a photographer and there is obviously some gross polenisation between the two arts.

A fine painter of Railway subjects is Richard Picton born in Aberdare. His paintings are becoming more collectable and his prices although rising are still very reasonable.His paintings are very evocative and a reminder of a time that is gone forever.

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