My lovely modern apprentice

As I get ready for a short painting session "en plein air" in beautiful Earlsferry, Fife (after a great beach day with the family) Valentino, my sweet boy joins me. He watches everything carefully, takes everything in, tries to help without obstructing my work, sits with me for a while and then goes off to build sand castles. He's always been so good! He is my little apprentice and as he grows up he may be ready to take on the more serious jobs... such as cleaning my brushes!