Today in my other blog I mention the gathering of nations at the world cup. There you see the sense of pride and the different ways that nations show their support. I pointed out that Scotland never seems to manage to get a team through the qualifying stages of such events. We are a nation who is used to watching their sporting teams, “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.”
If we ever do manage to do anything of note we have a marvellous group of supporters. “The Tartan Army.” Used to facing defeat they are stoic in their expectations, but they know how to celebrate defeat with pride.
This painting was inspired by such a celebratory event. “The world pipe band championships.” A marvellous colourful event. The painting is abstract in nature trying to capture the feeling I had as I watched the event. The noise and the colours.
The painting sold very quickly and now hangs along with two others of my abstract paintings in a home in Dunfermline.
This blog is linked to my other. Supportive Parents