So this is what it looks like now. And I declare it finished.
It’s a far cry from its beginnings way back in May 2017. I remember enjoying returning to a big canvas – 4 ft tall and 3 ft wide. It’s drifted out of focus as life took over. There is a big gap in working on this between September 2017 and September 2019. That I don’t remember, though I do remember the doldrums when no paintings worked. Then it received a huge boost when I was able to photograph the pair on the spot myself, relaxing in the June sunshine.
Here is how I started it just after my successful exhibition of “The Bridges of Dee” – the book is still available if anyone would like one, see the website – so there is a certain feeling of freedom about it all. Trawling through the blog posts about it was instructive for me as well as entertaining. “Keep right on till the end” has done me proud here.