The boat moored alongside our ‘Eileen’ in ‘the Arm’ in Banbury is perhaps best described – charitably – as a project boat. It’s a project that has seemingly stalled. It’s a boat in decline. With it’s restoration becoming, year by year, still more challenging. More expensive. Hope erodes. Continue reading “Ghost Flowers”
I couldn’t resist this tin. It’s a rather wonderful octagonal tin box from the 1930’s that once contained Blue Bird Chocolate Toffee.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
I mentioned in a previous post about ‘Water Cans’ (HERE), my ongoing fascination with folk art, which is based on a desire to find a visual language to develop my own version of the inland waterway boat man’s decorated Water Can…
Part of my ongoing fascination with folk art is based on a desire to find a visual language to develop my own version of the inland waterway boat man’s decorated Water Can…
This is a particularly busy period workwise, as a consquent there’s been an increase in the number of late nights I’m working. As a result I’m not able to commit as much time to painting my water can as I’d hoped.
However the research continues, and today I thought I’d share these images with you, not from a tradtional boat painter, but one of my favourite artists Sir Terry Frost RA.