An excerpt from Wind in the Willows

Nice? It's the ONLY thing, said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing, he went on dreamily: messing - about - in - boats; messing----'
From 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Painting update (10) red panels

The deep red panels
The 'Harlequin' pattern
going back on
Well there's been a slight delay caused mainly by the hot weather and Mark only being able to paint in the early morning and late evening. Nevertheless good progress has been made and today Dave Moore is there starting the sign writing. No photos of the sign writing yet as Dave has only marked things out so far - am hoping for some tomorrow, 26-July.

The 'harlequin' pattern will be primary colours (is blue a primary colour I wonder) in each 'parallelogram' with the lines between in black (hence the background is currently black).  They were originally ivory in colour but having seen a completed pattern with black lines I preferred the look and discovered that black is more traditional than any other line colour.

The red panels will have 'Inca Gold' outlines (square traditional corners and not scalloped) which should make them stand out more than perhaps they appear to do at the moment.  The handrails will be red and that colour will extend 1 inch into the roof to ensure there is no easy place for corrosion to form at the 'paint join' where the roof turns to become the handrail.  Hope that makes sense - I know what I mean!

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