Oil, charcoal and pencil on canvas
120 x 100cm
Commission. Initially I was asked for the perfect holiday picture, with no pointers as to what that might be. You’d think that I’d relish in the freedom, but it turned out to be impossible to paint. My idea of a perfect holiday isn’t going to be the same as anyone else’s, so after much handwringing and going down several dead ends, I asked for a starting point and was given “watermelons”. The painting followed quickly after that.