I was driving past the pond and noticed Andy sitting surrounded by ducks, bathed in warm early autumn sunlight. I turned round, drove back, had a chat and took a photo, wishing I had time to paint Andy on site.
I have painted Gloria as part of my painting the village and Fill the Church with Faces project. I met Gloria on the common walking the dog one sunny evening. The great thing about this project is normally I would nod, say hello, but not actually talk to the people I come across. Gloria looks so glamourous walking the dog, unlike me in my paint spattered coat, wellies covered in mud!