I collect vintage sand pails and I think that probably makes me crazy, but whatever. For some reason, I am drawn to all kinds of vintage items- I just love the history. Sand pails are particularly interesting to me because I love the colorful designs. I can justify (or at least try to) buying them, since I paint them- sort of a "business expense". Of course I am only kidding about that, and nobody (especially my husband) buys that as an excuse! I am not as crazy as some of these collectors who will pay hundreds for them- I only buy them if they are a GREAT deal(in the tens, not the hundreds) and I REALLY love them. I got this one for $35 at an antique barn on Long Island AND it included the shovel. The rusted edges only make it more interesting to me to paint.
This watercolor is 18X24" on 140 lb. cold press paper - rough surface. The sand pail is a vintage (1940's, I think) T.Cohn pail. It was completely fun to paint, and I often go back to painting these sand pails when I just want to paint for fun, and for me!