While Mrswoolybill was talking to the painter of Work In Progress
and Once Upon A Time In The North
and taking her memorable series of photos she probably expected me to stand around kicking my heels and admiring the show. As she has explained, I didn't take a Nikon or three with me because the weather forecast was dire.........She entirely failed to remember that I still had the Emergency Lumix; she also entirely failed to notice the faded gem on the other side of the road.
It is a painted representation, full-sized, of a shop front, an old-fashioned General Store, probably overseen by the stammering wraith of some Arkwright or other. Version 1 is cropped, to concentrate on the remaining detail; Version 2 is the original, giving some idea of the lamentable state the painting has fallen into. Unfortunately I didn't get a shot of the complete frontage as the pavement was narrow and the traffic heavy. But I will show you the door one day - doors deserve a space of their own.
Tags: Specialist and abstract