“Drinking Boots” by GNAY
“Murder, He Painted” – season 1, episode 1 “Body on the Beach”
In the second scene, GNAY – master artist and amateur sleuth, is pouring over the evidence with his lovely studio assistant, Olympia, on the atelier sofa. The seagull has been released, as the red substance on the bird’s beak and chest proved to be ketchup, not blood. Sadly, the bottle they recovered in the sand did not contain a note or any clues. However, the bottle proved to be an unopened litre of “Bell’s Finest Whiskey”, like the one depicted here in this very early GNAY painting. Disappointed but with spirits still high, and with much guffawing and touching, the master and his assistant take turns sipping from the bottle. Fade to black. Really black.