When I plan my paintings of the gardens, allotments and such I often do small studies for reference. Secondly i have begun to collect those dreadful discarded ornaments that are found in charity shops. I suspect these are just picked up in house clearances and handed to the shops en masse. They all have a story to tell I am sure and i rather like them.
Anyway I put the two together and painted a few still lives. These whimsies have been spotted by those nice people at Panter and Hall and they have requested five for their Christmas show. So here they are. Do pop along if you are in the area.