This painting is from a series of paintings of everyday people in the streets of Swansea. I wanted to do simple, direct poignant paintings which expressed pathos.
I wanted to paint those society shuns.
The title is ambiguous and could refer to having had enough or being at the end of one's life. Or simply something coming to near completion. Maybe he is waiting for someone in a shop to come back. I have left this open to one's own interpretation.
oil on cotton canvas