One of those ‘small pieces of personal paradise’ the work table in my Shed, with a view over Victorian rooftops… a place to sit, stare, reflect, draw a breath and listen to the radio whilst working on the Can…

And looking down from our erie past the Can to the communal green below…
Here’s the early stages of my interpretation of ex-boatman Ike Argent’s style of rose, itself a personal development of the flowers that he was most familiar with in his youth, the roses of the Rudkin Bros. Dock at Leicester. (this information was drawn from the caption to a small photo of Ike Argent with one of his beautifully painted cans, found on pg. 106 of Tony Lewery’s masterwork on the subject of roses & castles – Flowers Afloat)
And the third stage of painting, adding detail to the leaves, I’m happy with the way they’re evolving…

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