Inspiration behind this painting:-
'People watching' whilst drinking coffee at my favourite little cafe in Portugal. Three young men were sheltering from the sun under a tree. Their conversation intrigued me. I pondered the topic. Football perhaps? Girls (or boys?)
They seemed relaxed, not hindered. I then noticed, the central figure had his trouser leg rolled up (did you spot it?) An injury maybe? Or were they discussing their tan?
I wondered...do they realise they're in the prime of their life? Young and attractive. They say, youth is wasted on the young. Isn't it just! Oh, I remember those days with fondness!