For “earning a living” reasons, I was not able to make my Day 2 picture on Day 2 itself! The combination of a journey to Crewe after finishing painting on Day 1, then a day in a shopping centre followed by a return journey home late on Day 2 meant that it was just not practical. So – inspired (!) by what I’d been doing the day before, I decided to paint a piece of “contemporary”art the following day. However, unlike Mr Koons, I have been a professional balloon modeller for the best part of 25 years, so I felt that I could legitimately create my own prototype and take care of production myself without an army of assistants.
After lunch, I got on with Day 3! For a July day, it has been rather cold and miserable. Once again, I was painting in the wet under a dripping umbrella. This view is also over our back fence – slightly to the left of the view on Day 1. It shows part of the dairy farm that grazes its cows on the water meadows behind us.