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United Kingdom Painting - Kg5 At Paddington. by Mike  Jeffries

Kg5 At Paddington. is a painting by Mike Jeffries which was uploaded on April 13th, 2012.

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Many thanks Buddy for the feature in your group Transportation.

Many thanks Darren on the feature in your group 3 A Day Greetings Cards.

Many thanks Darren on the feature in your group 3 A Day Waiting Room Art.

Many thanks Patrica and thanks to all who voted this into 2nd place in the Trains and Stations competition.

Congratulation Mike on the 2nd place tie in the Trains and Train Stations Contest! Such beautiful details in this amazing painting ... f/v .... patricia

Many thanks for your vote Linda in the contest.

Love it Mike! F/V Vote in trains contest!

Many thanks Eric for the feature in your group Drawings and Paintings.

Many thanks Tony for the feature in your group Railway Art.

love that you have the man looking this direction wonderful! and the magnificent work!

Mike Jeffries replied:

Thanks again Kim, the man on the platform looking directly out of the picture somehow involves the observer, I don't know why but I think it works.

You really caught my eye with a train... Been riding steam trains since 1935, whenever I get the chance. You even caught the "oily" look a lot of them have. Looks close to photographic, if this was years ago, it would have looked exactly like some prints in the 30's and 40's of operating trains.... Am going to v tweet this to over 757 followers, bet some will like it as much as I do....

Mike Jeffries replied:

It wasn't called God's Wonderful Railway for nothing, these Kings had such presence in the flesh but I never worked on one in my time on the railway being employed on the grimy Midland Region. I try not to make my paintings too photographic as I think it can rob them of a certain painterly quality if one isn't careful. Thanks for tweeting it, I don't know how it works but it can't be bad!

Great work !

Mike Jeffries replied:

Many thanks Sorin, the subject is a gift to any artist, but watch those wheels!

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