Painting in a waiting room
by Winston Seeney
(Mount Standfast, Barbados.)
I once took my car in for repair to a local GM dealer and was told that I would have a 2 hour wait. No problem, I just happened to have my painting gear with me. I settle down it the waiting room at a small table I had sequestered.
I painted for 2 hours and as I neared the end of my work, a curious man rose from his seat and walked over to the table to look at my work.
It wasn't much to write home about, for I had only painted for a few months.
It was a barnyard scene.
The man stood there, and looked and the words he spoke catapaulted me back in time through the years to when I was a boy in grade seven, living near a military base.
"Gee that is so good."
"Can I make one suggestion?"
"Sure, feel free."
And with that, he took his thick stubby finger and pushed it into the sky above the barn.
"I would paint a plane..........right there."