Friday, 4 May 2012
So our treat was four days in Rome. The weather was sweltering and the Pope was giving a midweek audience, so we walked the short distance from our hotel to St Peter's. The parasols were raised all over the place as way of a welcome shade.
I did a loose watercolour from one of the photographs I took on the day. This painting was entered into a competition on the Paint my Photo website. I'm happy to say that Jean Haines, (the judge), picked this painting as the winner.
The prize was a signed copy of Jean's first book. A little irony here, because the loose style of the painting was very much influenced by Jean's lessons in that very same book. It goes without saying that I already owned a copy of her book, and now I have two. Thanks Jean. You have been a big big influence in many of my paintings.