Daisypath - Anniversary

Monday, 11 November 2013

The doors blew us away, not us blowing the doors off.

An odd title I know but I could not resist the reference to a well known Italian job phrase "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off"  

We got a text from Andy Russell last night with a photo of AmyJo's rear door panel artwork we have commissioned him to do and....


We are absolutely blown away with them, they are stunning and that is an understatement!

Instead of roses and castles we wanted a reminder of our sailing so our brief was to incorporate our Enterprise dinghy somehow into the panels.  We gave this photo to Andy... 



  It is of us sailing "Heavens Ent" on a lovely summer's evening on the river Dee just upstream of the weir last year.  That's Chris you can see in the photo and I am opposite her just out of sight.  We asked him if he could reproduce it showing our dinghy in daylight on one panel and at sunset on the other.  I have to say Andy has done just that and the result is truly amazing to say the least.  I want to wait until we see the doors ourselves before posting a photo for you as Andy's text photo is not very clear when enlarged for the blog and won't do them the justice they deserve.  With any luck we'll see them on our next visit on the 21st so will reveal them then.

We can see now why Andy is in demand.  He is an excellent painter and we really look forward to see what he will come up with on AmyJo's cabin sides for her name.

2 comments:

Halfie said...

Andy seems to have transformed into Alan ... I know, you were so carried away ...

nb AmyJo said...

o'er missus so he has. Don't know what I was thinking let alone writing. Thanks Halfie, I've renamed him correctly now :-)