Mr.Chesher talks about his painting routine. First of all he covers the tablecloth with a waterproof mackintosh, at the insistence of his wife. He describes how he's know as a 'primitive painter' in London, but he's not bothered by this: he paints as a hobby, and if people like the work, that's fine by him.his overwhelming priority in a painting is to depict the traction engines as accurately as possible, and he cites Constable and Canaletto as his inspirations - BFI Screen Online