Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Old Man River

The Thames      john b.


I painted this scene recently to send to a Gallery in London for display.

It reminded me of one of the first paintings that I did in 1970, not long after moving to Cornwall from London.  Painting this new one gave me the chance to look back to see where I'd travelled from and how I'd changed.

Battersea Power Station, still standing.  This old steam tug, still afloat.  Neither having to work as they once did.

They represent a different age, a different stage in the development of mankind.  I wonder what comes next.

jb.