Tuesday, 22 April 2008

My first commission

South Dock viewed from North Dock. Watercolour, April 08
I was out on a walk with the kids in North Dock when I was told I had to paint the piles of sand and cement stored on the keys of South Dock. I had no choice in the matter, I had to paint it. So I did, and here's the result.
While I was painting I realised there was a man in one of the houses behind me on the dock watching birds through binoculars. After some gesticulation I realised he was interested in what i was doing, so, from a distance of about 20 feet he peered at my small painting through his bins. It's a rather rubbishy painting, as watercolours go, but the kids were impressed and I was rewarded with kisses and cuddles. They're my biggest fans, apart from my dad.


Kim said...

Hey, this is a great story!

I love your painting and love even more your children love it! I say they have to be your very best critics! Congratulations on great success!

Bill of Ballaugh said...

I love your painting too, Steph, though it feels to me that it should go further. I get the feeling that it isn't quitre finished. But then, that's me. Like the kids, love and kisses from deepest Limerick.

JafaBrit's Art said...

It is a nice little painting, yikes though I can't paint with anybody watching, so you are brave.

melissa said...

Hi, Clare and I are beginning moley x 25 and she said you would be interested. Please let me know if you've found a group yet or if you'd like to be in ours.


Verde said...

Oh, lovely. I've just surfed over from the Urban Homesteader to have a look-see.

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