I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and sketch it for hours. (With apologies to the author of the original quote.) Today’s post is about my paintings of people working in everyday jobs. Usually this just involves sketching the activity going on and the subjects ignore you. The subjects will sidle up to see what and who is being sketched, if the sketching goes on long enough. Drawing people actively working involves catching multiple brief gestures and positions of the body as it moves. I assemble the final painting from these sketches. Most of the associated paintings are of typical Queensland places. These include: cleaning fish at Karumba, the Rocklea fruit & vegetable market, the Rocklea flower market, a sawmill at Beerwah, and Brisbane city council workers. I have included scenes of people working in Venice, Burma and India.