The Big Wheel. Salisbury. ( acrylic on water colour paper) (A4. Unframed)
This was one of two ‘quickies’, that I did after a day in Salisbury. The first was ‘Salisbury sheep’, a view from the rear of the cathedral looking across the water meadows. An iconic Salisbury scene made famous by artists much greater than I will ever be, and added to by the unexpected wandering sheep who trailed in a line across the meadow..
This second picture, is a modest little composition, and I did it because it amused me. I was in Salisbury with friends and family, and, on a hot day, we had ridden The Big Wheel: a summer attraction in the town. It was suggested that I take a picture, and not wanting to capture the obvious, I chose this view of it, peeping above shops and what I think is probably a pub. I thought it more interesting, and anyway, I was attracted by the pair of red pillar boxes in front of the building.
Hope that you like it as much as I do