Tuesday, 22 April 2008
My first commission
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.