I painted these two little watercolour greeting cards from a guest house we stayed at in Kerala over New Year’s eve many years ago. Small sailing canoes were passing by in the early morning, heading for the fish market in Tellicherry. I tried to give them very intense colouring in the manner of Paul Hogarth’s screen prints. That was only partially successful, but I have always liked them. They bring back memories of heat and intense sunlight in what was the middle of the European winter.