Sometimes you struggle with a painting. The idea of it is so clear in your head yet the execution is as tricky as eating a bowl of soup with a knife.
Oil on canvas panel. 30 x 30 cm
Instagram and facebook have seen several snippets, and received likes and hearts at every stage.
Really this oil painting is taking longer than it ought to.
The idea is simple. A modern figure, in shorts and T shirt, doing a very modern thing, taking a photo of the dog on her phone, overshadowed by the historic, mysterious, so un-modern edifice that is Lindisfarne.
Hmm. You know, now I come to think of it, this painting isn't so bad. I just need to make a few adjustments to the figure and the colours of her clothes......
OK. What do you think?