Saturday, January 31, 2009

Big Ben - 12 x 12 inches - Oil on canvas

I was with my Mom, about 30 years ago, when she bought this clock from an antique dealer. If my memory is correct, she paid a grand total of five dollars. This "Westclox Big Ben" was made in 1927 so it is just over 80 years old. With her "Pepto-Bismol" color and gold numerals, she is quite a charmer. She sat on the bathroom counter for years to compliment the pink decor.

I kept the composition very simple, similar to a portrait, to let the focus of the painting be on the clock...the star attraction.

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