Monday, 21 April 2014

148 Marquetry pattern

Damnation! I was 17 minutes late in posting today's painting (this is my Easter Day effort) I have been caught up with this pattern today and it may have re wired my brain!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

147 Smoking cap

Yes that's right from back in the days when you had a special hat and jacket for smoking! 

Friday, 18 April 2014

146 Two Boxers

I need to go back to the museum and do more research on these two. I just love them I think they are hilarious and I must find out more about the fight that is being commemorated here.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

145 Vase by Pilkintons

I needed a blue vase. This is it. 

You may notice the 'brief' daily paintings at the minute... That's because I am hard at work on the finished 'Wilson still life' painting...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

144 Post Coach horn

This was the horn used to warn pedestrians to get out of the way of the postmans coach. Or you will get run over..

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

143 Anti Gas Ointment

I spent a morning with The Wilson Collection today, I love the idea of this anti gas ointment, (from WW1) not sure how effective it was.

Monday, 14 April 2014

142 Duelling Pistol

A duelling pistol.  Made by William Sydney Hollis, who established the Cheltenham Gun Manufactory. A strange investment buying duelling pistols... 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

141 Portrait Minature -

This a portrait of johns Boles Watson, who was the theatre manager of Cheltenham theatre in 1812.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

140 Shoe

This is a shoe from cheltenhams famous shoe emporium - Slades.

Friday, 11 April 2014

139 Cheltenhma Spa water

I'm not feeling on top of the world at the minute (I believe I am suffering from 'the lurgy') so, I should probably partake of the spa waters.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

138 Money bag

This is a leather money bag from the st james station in Cheltenham. Now a Waitrose store.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

137 Uniform - watercolour and pencil

Cheltenham was a popular location for army officers to retire to, primarily because of the spa waters. For my purposes the red dye on the uniforms is both local produced and a wonderful splash of colour for my painting.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

136 Weighing Chair

This is one of the very first objects in the Cheltenham museum now 'The Wilson', it was first situated in one of cheltenhams private libraries and patrons could have themselves weighed for a small fee and would receive a little printed ticket with their wieght. None of these tickets seem to have survived. 

I am currently trying to shoehorn the chair into the final painting, I wonder what it might be weighing....

Monday, 7 April 2014

135 Fan -pencil and watercolour

I love this fan it is 18 century, the hieght of fan use, and it depicts a few famous buildings in Cheltenham. It also has a crazy almost modern pattern on it.