Good morning Friends,
I saw a cobbled wall, a crumbling sandcastle, with a plastic flag stuck in it, with beach huts beyond.
It struck me that if I painted the beach huts as red, white and blue, there we would have the colours of the Union Jack. The Three Lions flag harks back to Richard the Lionheart, who first used it on his Great Seal.
I could imagine a child playing with their sandcastle, repelling all invaders, saving their own country - hence naming the painting:
The Last Outpost
Painted with Winsor & Newton paints, on Saunders Waterford 140 Rough Paper - a quarter sheet.