Our newest hand painted weathervane design: a Viking Long Boat! Sent out in the middle of the rush just before Christmas, the painting of this bespoke weathervane was a challenge because for the first time, I didn’t have any kind of photograph to work from. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted it to look like, but did a bit of research in terms of the colour of the sail and how the shields would have been decorated.. I’ve used off white and greys to make the sail look well used, rather than clean and brand new. Really pleased with the end result and enjoyed painting this one as its something I’m quite interested in. I like the way the sea looks quite dark and stormy too.