# 18 of 120 Paintings – Grandfather Clock

Grandfather Clock, watercolor, 7.5″ x 3″

This clock belonged to my husband’s grandmother, and he remembers it from his childhood.  It was purchased for her by her second husband, and it was old at that time.  From the research that she did, it was determined that the clock was probably made in England around 1790.  There are holes in the back of the case where it was bolted to the bulkhead of a ship for transport to the United States.

She gave the clock to us when she moved out of her last apartment, and for over thirty years it has traveled all over the United States with us.  Although it keeps good time, my husband does not wind up the strike these days since the mechanism needs some repair:  Grandfather doesn’t count well anymore and will strike anywhere from 1 to 51 times.

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120 Paintings

“It takes 120 bad paintings to know something about painting.”  –  Larry Seiler as quoted by Jeff Mahorney in his blog

Each painting is small in format and should be completed in about an hour or less.

My goals are to improve my technique, to paint faster, and to gain experience with a variety of subjects.

8 thoughts on “# 18 of 120 Paintings – Grandfather Clock

    • Yes, a lot of family history and a piece of “Americana.” And as my husband and I move to smaller houses, we are looking forward to passing on this piece of history to one of our children, when he gets settled domestically.

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