Sunday, 14 April 2013
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?