Alice Idling (2016)
Oil painting by Peter Roberts


  • Oil painting, Panel / Board / MDF
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 11.81 × 9.84 × 0.79 in (framed) / 9.84 × 7.87 × 0.12 in (unframed) / 12.6 × 10.63 in (actual image size)
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  • Signed on the front

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Peter Roberts

United Kingdom

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An Alice class quarry locomotive waiting patiently on the levels at Dinorwic quarry.

This would have been a common enough site up above Llanberis prior to the quarry closing in the late 1960s. It is a testament to the durability of these little locos that many of them are still in steam today on tourist lines, all polished up and jolly looking. Much as I like the idea of preserving these old chunks of Welsh history I must confess to preferring them in their original unwashed condition.

It is painted in oils with a palette knife which I hope captures the dirt and grime and humble nobility of these locos.

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artist quality oil paints on gessoed board

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