As usual I have begun a project with out really knowing where the money will come to finish it, but I fell back on my old stand-by: The Lord will provide. I am just waiting for Him to supply me with more timber at the moment. I need at least eight strong posts thank you Lord. You might notice that the overhang is quite long. That is because I have decided to have a veranda and a rear workshop while I am about it.
I started work on this project while the weather forecast was good. But the good weather did not last. It became necessary to cover up. There was a storm coming. Time to get the tarpaulin out.
At about 3am while the storm raged I lost my nerve and moved into the small caravan you can just see in the photo. It is in the lee of the big wagon and I felt safer in there. Not that I got much sleep! It was still very rocky in there too.
|Like a giant bird ready to take off.|
I suddenly got a portrait commission. It was for a giant painting of David Bowie. I could earn enough to pay for the new roof!
I finished the painting. Just waiting for it to dry. I used quick drying oil paint. I deliver it tomorrow and then I can get on with ordering the roof sheets.
Here is a picture of me with the painting. I am in it so you can see how big it is. Well, I am six foot four. So that is a big painting. Okay then, so I am five foot eight. But it shows you the size of the painting. Oh all right then, I am five foot seven and a half. Happy now?
|I am six foot tall with my hat on.|
|David Bowie. Pierrot. by John Bain. Oil on canvas. 60in x 48in.|