A very well known old style hardware shop in the centre of Ludlow of many years standing. This is not my usual type of subject simply because for the most part there is no great distance involved being largely two dimensional. As a result this makes painting a bit easier as it is a two dimensional subject on a two dimensional surface. Because of the complexity of the subject it took a considerable time to do. As the shop is in the middle of the town at a major road junction where the streets are narrow there was little choice other than to work from photographic references. The initial approach was to play around in the sketchbook to decide proportions plus an initial drawing of the shop. This was then transferred to the working surface. The included pictures show how the painting proceeded. The subject is most characterful and is much more detailed than I could suggest in the painting. The set up changes from day to day and no two days are the same.