Sold 8 by 8 inches, Acrylic on acid free illustration board
I was born in 1954 and the toys I grew up with as a small child were mostly made of tin. I had several tin tops like the one depicted in my latest painting. I distinctly remember the tin tops surviving myself and my three brothers as we grew. Over time the tops became scratched and dented and the finish eventually became somewhat tarnished. I purchased this toy at a flea market last weekend. It has some slight wear but is in good condition. This painting was completed with the morning sun casting light on the piece. I always like a nice dark shadow to compliment the light on the subject.