Searching for the Sea Eagles.
A little more than a year ago I painted Puerto Escondido for Caroline and Leon Saunders who have consequently become friends of mine. I suggest reading the relevant page to bring yourself up to speed. Anyway, I am going to
repeat the process a couple of times this year and I look forward to these paintings enormously. The first is to hang at the Fortingall Art Exhibition in July/August.
The second is to be auctioned at a charity ball in London come July. This second painting
is of enormous importance to me for a few reasons. Firstly, and most importantly, is the fact that all money raised will be donated to Maggie’s Cancer Centres in Scotland. I need say no more. Secondly, it gives the winning bidder the opportunity to have
their favourite memory painted by yours truly and it gives me the opportunity to make new friends. I feel extremely honoured to have been asked to create a painting in aid of such a worthy cause . ’Nough said
So, let’s get to work.
Step one. Selecting some-ones memory.
For those reading this who have been married for while, say maybe 20 years or more, you will understand why it has to be the favourite memory of my wife, Penni. At first I accepted this with an attitude of surrender
but, as the minutes ticked by, I realised that this is a bloody good idea for three very good reasons.
2. I am touchingly included. Awww.
3. The painting fits in perfectly with the theme of my contributions to our summer exhibition.
So, to all those who’s memories I have considered, sorry but Penni is the winner. The chosen piece is to be of Glenelg, Scotland on a Sea Eagle spotting mission last autumn.
As I have always said, ad infinitum,
that if you are to do a job then do it to the very best of your abilities otherwise “What is the point”.