I mentioned the other day that we were acquiring a new picture. Well here it is.
It was painted by a friend of cost centre number 2. It is not what I would normally think of buying but when I saw it in the original I was thrilled. If you look at the detail in the hair, the skin textures, the eyes, it really is a very fine work. The artist’s name is visible – Janet Fong – and she will do commissions I believe. The amount of time spent on this can’t be costed. It was constantly refined and even after I agreed to buy it Janet was striving for the final perfect brush stroke.
She paints because she loves to do so. I don’t think she really wanted to part with it but it has not travelled far. She will see it when she comes to the barbecues that CC2 holds when we are away and she is house sitting. Most young people in HK struggle to make ends meet unless they have family help. Selling a favourite painting is something few can do. They are not blessed with the talent to create like this. I hope Janet continues to paint and occasionally sell her work. Maybe one day she will get the recognition others strive for. And I can always say, I have an original Fong.