A few wheelbarrowsPosted: November 23, 2016
The wheelbarrow in a dark corner of my garden always comes alive in winter. I raced home from work today to sketch it, hoping the sun wouldn’t melt the little bit of snow that was still on it. I was in luck. While I sketched, I had a great conversation with Rob, who is painting a few rooms in my house. We compared painting notes, both on walls and on paper, and I told Rob that I had been painting this wheelbarrow for years. And then I started thinking about how many times I had painted it, which led me to counting the sketches in my files. I found 17 wheelbarrows in all, and there may be even more if I look at little harder.
Here are a few I have done over the years. As you can see, I do more sketching than gardening because I could only find one sketch of the wheelbarrow in use.