Why is so little tramp art painted? I am not sure...the familiar notch-carved cigar box chip constructions would always look better with a little color. That dark, varnished brown hardly livens up a room any...and because of it I have always felt one piece in a room was enough.
Why didn't the makers ever add color?
My boat is almost three feet long, constructed with available pieces of wood and with every color of paint within reach.
Homemade Folk Art Boat circa 1875. Collection Jim Linderman
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