SCRUFFY Compo was definitely no oil painting.
The Last of the Summer Wine character made famous by Bill Owen was well known for sporting threadbare jumpers and baggy trousers tucked into muddy wellies.
Now, a portrait of the character completed just before the actor's death in 1999 is to be raffled at a charity auction.
Amateur artist Norman Lee, 74, of Gully Terrace, Cinderhills, Holmfirth, completed the picture weeks before Bill Owen died.
While filming the comedy around Holmfirth, Bill stayed in a bungalow owned by one of Norman's relatives.
"I took it to them and they hung it up in their house and showed it to him," said Norman.
"Even if I say so myself it's the spitting image of him with his raggy jacket and hat."
The delighted actor signed the painting and now Norman, who suffered from cancer last year and underwent chemotherapy, plans to give the work to a charity.
It will be auctioned at a Hallowe'en Ball in aid of Dalton's Kirkwood Hospice on Saturday, October 30.
Norman worked in the building trade all his life, taking up art in 1995. He now paints incessantly.
"I can sit down after breakfast and still be painting until midnight," he said.
"I'm really passionate about it. When I first started I'd stay up until 2.30 in the morning."
Norman's work is in demand by buyers from as far away as America.
Of the Bill Owen painting, he said: "With it having his signature on I think it might be worth something.
"I had cancer last year and I had a heart attack seven years ago. I'd like to see it do some good," he added.