Blue Boat, 10 x 15cm, oil on canvas
A charming clockwork powered scale model designed for children and adults alike. Launching into ponds, lagoons, lakes as well as bathtubs. It was made in the sixties by Penguin under toy making giants Triang.
The rich colour of the hull and details on the deck such as the lifesaver were a joy to describe.
Green Dragster, 20 x 61cm, oil on canvas, framed
The original Green Dragster was designed for American drag racing in the seventies and for lightening acceleration on a short straight track. I like the drivers position, perched in a ridiculous at the rear of the elongated body. The extras such as the stabilizers at the back made this a fascinating object to study.