Stamp Drawers and Sand
In one of our many visits to the local car boot sale, I discovered the old stamp drawers. The demise of letterpress printing, (the standard method of printing for decades https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterpress_printing) has behind lots of unwanted beautiful drawers in which letter stamps have been categorized and stored.
I fell in love with these old and beautiful drawers. A lady offered me a bag full of stamp drawers of different sizes for £30. I couldn’t miss that bargain!
The framing of the Mister View artwork, gave me the idea to use these stamp drawers as frames, with the advantage that they have depth. The drawers are 1 1/2 inch deep approx, so I could place an image in each compartment at different depths to give a more 3D effect.
For my first painting in a stamp drawer, I chose an image of cherry blossoms and the River Hudson (NY). I love cherry blossoms and water reflections and this image had both.