I was going to eat them myself but all the gagging and wailing put me off. The dog and cat thought they were fabulous. They have moved up the list of favourite dependants for the moment.
So, I painted the pilchards instead. I love how they are presented all laid out in precise rows, head to tail sometimes, but this time,overlapping.
Of course, they were dull grey and squishy(gag-worthy, really) so I jazzed them up a little, pretended they were fresh from whatever Portuguese fish market I was shopping from in the verdant fields of my imagination( where I am fabulously groomed and gorgeous, have a string of admirers who shower me lavishly with compliments, have children who play quietly with lego and abhor noise, am a gracious and relaxed hostess who throws parties that rock..you get the picture. It's an awesome place).
No wonder their eyes are so big! They've never heard such rot in all their lives !
60 x 45 cm
oil on canvas