1950's Children's games Ford Popular lamps boys girls Original Oil by JOE RUST

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Sep 09, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

JOE SAYS: Hello, and welcome to my Ebay listings. I’ll be adding new original oil paintings eachSunday so please keep your eye on it. Please note, I'm away next week so this painting can't be posted until my return on the 17th. This painting is entitled:
"Children's games."

It doesn't take much to spark in me an idea for a painting. This one came about after hearing a song on the radio called "This used to be our playground".

I instantly began to think of the scene that used to be our playground, and it was one pretty much as depicted here. On spare land where old houses had once stood we played with what we found available, so abandoned cars, car tyres, rope swings from the lamps and so on. Then, when we got thirsty it was off to the corner shop for a drink of Tizer, or maybe a frozen Jubbly!

See how many children's games you can recognise. There's all the things we used to do such as 'King of the castle,' footie, hopscotch, skipping, a rope swing, fencing like Zorro with a wooden stick, rolling an old car tyre, and even a see-saw made of an oil drum and an old plank. The poor lad sat on it has no-one to sit on the other end with him though, and points to it - just as a rather unsteady lad goes by on his roller skates! The painting also contains two of Joe's eternal truths, in my world all boys have big ears and all dogs wear red collars he he! Remember I can't post this out till I get back, but I'll list another painting inspired by a song on Thursday before I go on holiday.

Painted on triple primed stretched canvas which measures 12 x 16 inches. The black border does not appear on the actual painting. Always check my other listed items, you never know – you might find just the thing you’re looking for! Below are some of my paintings in private collections throughout the UK.


All my paintings are completely original and are done from scenes that are still vivid in my memory. In painting them I aim to avoid repetition, as I believe constant repetition devalues the original work. Wherever possible, in addition to the title I will also include the short anecdote that inspired the painting, and thus gave the painting it's title. Each painting is signed by the artist and authenticated on the reverse.

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Introducing - JOE RUST.

Joe rust was born in the industrial North West of England. R ecently retired he began to paint in Oils. With a keen eye for humour Joe’s paintings often feature amusingly observed incidents, gentle satire, or an element of social comment.