Before I went away on holiday, I did this sketch (above) of a gypsy caravan. They're so pretty aren't they?
The caravan on display at Bristol City Museum
Since I was tiny I would go to the city museum and look in wonder at the caravan they had on display there, finding the inside so cosy and welcoming. Everything inside is so carefully designed and so clean and shiny. I used to love the cupboard at the back where the bed is, with decorated doors to keep the chill out.
Now I'm also intrigued how someone can have all their possessions inside such a tiny space but still make it feel so homely. I'm sure I remember being able to go inside it but maybe I did but wasn't supposed to!
Nowadays you definitely can't go inside because they have glass across the door. Such a shame but I guess that's how they keep it from getting damaged with time.
I thought it would be nice to make a painting with a gypsy caravan as part of my Mini Matted series. :)
(Right click on the picture to see it larger.)
What a lovely drawing and how very informative too! Needless to say my own finished painting is quite different to this, done in my own style and of course lots of colour! :)
I've mounted it already, so it's easy for you to display
I hope you like gypsy caravans as much as me and come back again soon to see what I'm going to be making next.
Thanks for visiting! xx