There is no better way to lift your spirits on a dark, misty, cold April morning than to look at a lovely piece of art that you have commissioned. You have a painting by one of the best in the business, congratulations.
When I retired my colleagues had the customary "Whip round" and presented me with a wallet of notes, and I decided to have a painting of one of my favorite ships. Believing Stephen J was way out of my budget I engaged a local marine artist, the excellent Kenneth King, and he did an atmospheric oil much to my liking.
Fruitbat I hope you have many years of enjoyment looking at the Kinnaird Castle and thinking of your good times onboard.