It was a big surprise when Dato' asked Pak Zawi to paint the traditional fishing boats of Kelantan which Pak Zawi showed as being painted by reknown Kelantan water color artist Ismail Kadir in Pak Zawi's blog LAISI. Read about it here. It was with apprehension that Pak Zawi painted The Traditional Kelantan Fishing Boat as it was a very difficult subject whick Pak Zawi has never attempted before. This is something great as to be able to place Pak Zawi's painting in the collection of Dato' Jaffar is an achievement itself. Pak Zawi gave this job top priority and started work on it immediately. Pak Zawi didn't do the same subject as the one done by Ismail Kadir as it was too difficult for Pak Zawi. Instead of that Pak Zawi did a single boat moored against another jetty not far from it. It was a solitary boat with a very nice reflection and water ripples.
Anyway when the painting was done Pak Zawi emailed a photo of it to Dato' Jaff for his stamp of approval. He replied that he like it and gave Pak Zawi his address to deliver.
Here the painting still on the frame for stretching since Dato' wanted to do his own frame being packed ready for delivery by courier.
The painting must be received by now as Dato' has paid Pak Zawi very generously.
Another blogger friend working in Jeddah saw the picture of the painting and has requested Pak Zawi to paint another one for him from another angle. Pakpayne earlier had bought 10 paintings from Pak Zawi and had paid Pak Zawi generously too. Pak Zawi must keep these too clients happy since they are art collectors who appreciates paintings by newbies like Pak Zawi.
To both Dato' Jaff and Pakpayne, Pak Zawi would like to say THANK YOU! You really inspire me.