ART IN THE OX BARN
OUR BEAUTIFUL BARNS EMBODY THE VERY ESSENCE OF THYME
Vast, simple and beautiful spaces they manage to be both grand and humble at the same time. Architecturally impressive they are firmly grounded by their agricultural heritage, inextricably linked to the land they tell stories of farming over the past 600 years. For us it is important that this story continues and so it is that the Tithe Barn remains one beautiful simple space, it is the perfect setting to speak of the farm, the land and the seasons which we have been celebrating with our Thyme's Table dinners on Saturday evenings. Having restored the Tithe Barn over eight years ago, we are now about to move on to big barn number two, the incredible Ox Barn. The Ox Barn was completed in 1847 by C. Royds Smith, and described as "an extraordinary building". It is likely to have housed oxen for ploughing and traction before steam power became common, and later used as a cow house (32 cattle being recorded there in 1926). When new, it was regarded as state of the art, with its sliding doors and single span 53 foot beams in Douglas Fir, probably imported from Canada. It is very different to the Tithe Barn, but is an equally magnificent space.
We recently held a pop up Art Exhibition in conjunction with our partners British Polo Day. Freshly swept and painted, it created a glorious setting for the four contributing artists; all of whom have special links to Thyme, the evening gave us a tiny taste of just how wonderful the planned restoration will be.
First there were the huge pieces by Mark Evans. Working with leather as his canvas and a knife for his brush, he etches and dyes the leather creating the most extraordinary images, statements of humanity, the environment, animals and politics, they hit you in the heart, look you straight in the eye.
Sophie Ryder’s work is also familiar to us at Thyme, her romantic mythical animals fit perfectly against the honey Cotswold stone buildings, both in form and scale, they are magnificent and impressive. Smaller pieces in wire and plaster had a gracious yet playful and tender presence.
Anthony Turner’s tactile stone sculptures, peaceful organic shapes influenced and inspired by seeds of inspiration were impossible to pass by without a caress.
Chris Levine’s ground-breaking, philosophical work combines art & science, space and time. Expressed through iconic lightboxes, they included his deeply meditative portraits of the Dalai Lama, an incredible cultural and temporal contrast to the raw and very English stone barn.
All of the art inspired conversations and together with the wonderful sparkling wine from Poulton Hill, grown and produced just six miles away, and nibbles from the kitchen garden here at Thyme, this was a perfect combination. We filled the space with congenial friendship and laughter and raised a glass to exciting times ahead.
Images courtesy of Sam Churchill Photography
BRITISH POLO DAY'S VIDEO OF THE EVENING
About Interior Paint Sheens
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A flat sheen has a non-reflective finish that touches up well and hides minor surface imperfections.
Low-traffic areas; interior walls and ceilings
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Low-traffic areas; interior walls
Family rooms, living rooms, kids' rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, ceilings
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Cabinets and trim; high-traffic, high-moisture areas
Kids' rooms, hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, trim, cabinets, shutters
Hi-Gloss enamel sheens provide have a brilliant, shiny appearance and a durable, glass-like finish that allows dirt and grime to be wiped clean.
Kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, trim, cabinets, shutters, interior furniture
Direct to Rust Metal Paint Smooth (Ready Mixed) Wild Thyme 250ML
Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint is a high VOC content gloss finish. A washable product which cannot be thinned and is applied by brush or roller. Gloss is a tough, durable high sheen finish for wood and metal, providing good resistance to knocking and scuffing.
Can be applied over most previously painted surfaces without an undercoat. On new surfaces apply over the top of a suitable primer and undercoat. Suitable for exterior use. Touch dry in 1-2 hours and recoatable after 4 hours.
- Application Methods
- Brush, Roller
- Up to 10sq/m per litre
- VOC level
- Do not thin
- Touch dry
- 1-4 hours
- 1-4 hours
- Wild Thyme
- Hammerite Brush Cleaner & Thinners
- Age restriction
- You must be 16 years or older to buy this product.
* Colours on screen may vary from actual paint
Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint Smooth (Ready Mixed) is available in 11 colours from the Hammerite Colour Cards.
Always ask your client to try their colour choice on the wall first. Colour cards and emulsion sample pots are available at your local Brewers or at designerpaint.com
- Abrade smooth surfaces and remove all loose rust and flaking paint with a wire brush.
- Remove dirt, dust, and grease with diluted detergent. Rinse with clean water and allow time to dry.
- Paint a test patch of Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint onto painted surfaces and leave for 1 hour. If there is no reaction apply Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint directly to surface.
- If there is a reaction, remove all paint before applying Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint.
- On bare zinc, aluminium and galvanised surfaces; apply Hammerite Special Metals Primer before applying Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint.
- Ideal application temperature = 8°C to 25°C.
- Lightly stir before use. Do not mix vigorously.
- Do not thin. On previously painted metal in sound condition, 1 coat should be sufficient.
- On bare/rusty metal, 2 coats are required.
- Ensure that all edges and corners are adequately covered.
- Do not over-apply, as sagging will occur.
Cleaning and Storage
- After use, remove as much paint as possible from brushes before cleaning with Hammerite Brush Cleaner & Thinners.
- Do not use or store in extremes of temperature.
As he went down the corridor and headed back home, I realized that I must definitely see this woman. Who is she, since she was able to make a man forget about his wife and why did he leave her so. Pleased. Well, now or never. I knocked on the door, and after a few Kate called him last night and told him that one of their mutual acquaintances was organizing a party at his house.Vaughan Williams : The Sprig of Thyme and the Lark in the Morning. Sir George Clausen : Paintings.
In any case, I was one hundred percent sure of this. This means that these lines are addressed to me, and the one who wrote this clearly knew what he was doing. During those ten minutes of the break that I was absent, my notebook lay on the table and it was not difficult to put a note.
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There was. A thought - to write a story about my friend Sveta and somehow beat the phrase with her name and the polysemantic word "end", but on mature reflection I realized that I would not have time: our relationship has been going on for too many years, there were too many different interesting and instructive episodes, and the heroine clearly does not deserve to write a story in a hurry, to plug the hole in moderation.
I will definitely write about it, but not today, and most likely it will be an extensive two- or three-part canvas. The acquaintance.