"I would think this an "out of the world" photograph Gary, which was probably your intention 4 years ago and the highest compliment I could pay? But I do prefer your more painterly recent work, and it is great to see how you have developed as an artist since.
Best wishes, Hilary"
"First of all Ian, I appreciate your feeling, and think you are honored because of them. I love this painting of your, it's gorgeous sky, and water! The ship well, it's perfection, and I have to say I give this a 5***** Blessings to you Ian."