Painted Windmill

scan0157This little charmingly painted, wooden windmill is five and a half inches tall, not including the arms. It’s from Holland, but I found it at a thrift store for $3. It looks old, you know, that vintage charm that you don’t see in new stuff. I should try this again perhaps on different paper since my drawing is a little out of whack and maybe the brown paper is way too much brown. I didn’t think it through in my rush to get to the drawing part. A frequent mistake. I like making art but don’t enjoy the planning part so much. I know something’s not quite right when I start thinking– should I cut it out and paste it on something else? Put some color in the background? Is there any way to salvage this sort of cute but not totally effective drawing? I hate when that happens.

6 thoughts on “Painted Windmill

  1. Did I tell you I just went to holland and saw some of these first hand. Of course these older ones have been replaced by newer models, and these have been converted into private homes.

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  2. not too much brown…it’s very nice! I wonder where it came from…someone must have brought it back from Holland as a gift, don’t you think? or maybe a souvenir of their trip?

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