This is my perhaps my most successful piece. It has been a winner in both local and national competitions.
It is a straight forward watercolour landscape. I will not insult your intelligence by telling you where…!
There are a couple of reasons why I painted this picture. The scene shows, I think, a neat juxtaposition of various eras of building that creates a town and gives it charm and I believe that is an appropriate tribute to human endeavour.
My favourite bit is in the foreground. There is a small group of people that have collected next to a garage. What is the dynamic? Is it a meeting of close friends? Is somebody getting mugged? Is a drug deal going down? A protection racket? A neighbour’s dispute? You can permute so many scenarios. They are images of real people who can never know their connection with the viewer and that seems so lonely.
A recent irony is it was submitted to the same gallery that years before rated it as excellent yet now it is not even recognised. C’est la vie.