Boot's Folly in Early Autumn

 

Charles Boot was wealthy builder and his company is still thriving today with a 400 million annual turnover. Following his wife's death he built a tower on a hill behind his mansion and from the top of it he would gaze across to St Nicholas's church where she lay. It's called Boot's Folly and here it is on a bit of canvas (again as I've painted it before.) This painting is based on a photo I took.

 

This one seemed to start off well enough but barely improved. It didn't ping and make the right noises somehow. I painted in the initial shapes and filled them in but further layers of paint didn't garner much improvement. I did the sky with a knife and remainder with a brush. The bushes and the shadows they cast didn't seem to work though. I thought it wise to stop rather than overwork things. I suppose if you lived near the folly and someone showed you this painting you'd know it depicted Boot's Folly.

 

Normally this would be 20 but I need 10,000 quickly. A huge toothless man paid me 50 to deliver some washing power to a mechanic whose clothes were full of oil. I needed to do big clothes wash at home that night so I used the power myself (and took the man a new box of Persil Automatic.) Apparently the powder was 10,000 worth of cocaine and I need to pay huge toothless dude back by tomorrow (or he'll cut my tongue out and use it as chewing gum.) I'm sure this painting could cover a suspicious ghostly bloodstain on your bedroom wall so please let me know if you'd like to buy it.

 

To see the first painting showing the folly please go here: http://www.johnhalley.uk/Boots%20Folly.htm

 

To see the grave of Charles Boot please go here: http://www.johnhalley.uk/Grave%20-%20Charles%20Boot.htm

 

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Boots Folly in Summer 6

 

Boots Folly in Summer 8

 

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