I entered 2 paintings for the Bath Prize and this one below won the 'Purchase Prize'. In this case the owners of the cafe in the Market had offered to buy the painting they liked best. Several people took on the challenge, and it was actually my stipulated place to paint so I had no option (in the competition, they assign each artist to a particular place, selected from about 35 locations around The City of Bath).
A view of the market below ....
and many people enjoyed being photographed with the Queen :-)
Someone said that if one patted the pig's nose, it brought luck. So I did later, quickly, feeling silly - but I won the prize so there you go! Should have more faith
My other painting was done from Parade Gardens, below Poultney Bridge. Here is the first study under way, after starting I realized I needed a wider format
The final painting below felt a bit forced and I think the study had more life.