This is the fifth and final painting in my series, The Story Behind the Story. To see the rest of the series click here.
My brother and I had the evening paper route in the next village. Sometimes the moon would light our way home.
The story behind the story:
Delivering the newspaper was a familiar occupation for children up until recently. It used to be a safe way for a young person to make a little pocket money as well as get to know the people and intimately explore the geography in their community. Although I never had a paper route, my daughter had one, so in effect I did too. Simple traditions such as a paper route would provide a wealth of material for stories. So many came from experiences encountered on route. If you have any more paper route stories that spring to mind I would love you to send them to me.
acrylic on canvas
36" x 48"