Jack Vettriano is on BBC4 right now. It’s a documentary I’ve seen before so I’m enjoying it for a second time.
He’s not rated highly by the critics but I don’t care – I love his work. And he’s apparently the most popular artist working in the UK.
Have you tried using a painting as inspiration for a poem or story? I’ve written a few poems inspired by paintings, including Jack Vettriano’s Elegy for the Dead Admiral.
If you want to see an image of the painting click here.
There are plenty of paintings reproduced on the internet. Choose one that seems to tell a story. Start with some freewriting. Then read what you’ve written and see if there are ideas in there for a poem or story.
Go on … have a go!