Sunday, 14 April 2013

Opinions please


Having had a plain water can for my birthday, I need to set about painting it.  I won't be doing lots of traditional roses.  In my mind, it's in simple stripes to match the colour scheme of the boat, like these ones on Hadar and Chertsey.  But even that leaves quite a few options open, so I spent some night shift down time with the photo and an electronic paint brush, to try to give myself some idea what the finished article might look like (although with a bit of luck, it won't look this messy!).

My first idea was to combine the two greens with the Mercedes Red from the handrail, with the cream from the coachline as a divider.


Then I wondered if the red was a bit much, and just the greens and cream might look better, and simpler.


Then I had the idea of changing the cream lines to red.


It was this final design which got 100 per cent of the votes at work last night.  But I'm still not sure.  I'm minded to go for the middle one, with the two greens and cream.  But I'm open to persuasion.  What do you think?

13 comments:

Nev Wells said...

For me the last one......

Nev

One Thing After Another said...
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One Thing After Another said...

I like the middle one too. Not sure on the red lines on the last one....

Kevin said...

#2 for me please :)

Nb Yarwood said...

Last option but, how about putting a cream band between the coach lines on the centre band?
Lesley

Pip - nb Windsong said...

I like the middle one - but I think that the spout should be the same colour as the rest of the top panel.
Pip

Jim said...

Top one, but spout to be dark green and both bands red. Lining to be cream
Jim

Neil Corbett said...

I much prefer the first one. I think you must have red on it. Would like to see a mock up of Jim's suggestion, I suspect I would like it.
Kath (nb Herbie)

James and Debbie said...

Dark green, cream, dark green, red. I think I would avoid the thinner lines and just go for the blocks of colour

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Definitely the middle one and I agree with Pip on nb Windsong.

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

I am with Yarwood on this, I just hope your hand is steadier on a paint brush than a mouse

David Oakes said...

Not sure all these comments are going to help....but just confuse you. So here we go with another. Like the first one but prefer the idea of the second. I also go with the suggestion of adding cream to the colour scheme and perhaps a coach line of gold to separate add that touch of class....after all green, cream and gold are opulent just as Harrods.

Halfie said...

If it's not too late to add my ha'p'orth ....

I prefer the top version, i.e. with the spout a different colour from the body, but would also paint the (fixed) handle and the supports for the carrying handle the same red.

Will you add the name of the boat on one of the bands?