Pip is very curious about convicts and the gun fire that he hears. (Or it may be cannon fire, Dickens doesn’t really say which.) Either way, Joe and Mrs Joe explain to Pip that the Hulks (not the big green guy… but a hulk is a ship that is afloat, but incapable of going to sea) are firing on the escaped convicts. Mrs Joe thumps Pip on the head with a thimble. She tells him he is on the way to becoming a convict for asking too many questions!
My art is about being labeled. Hopefully Pip won’t become a convict… even though he HAS stolen bread from his sister! I used acrylic paint and an old Sears catalog page from 1902. (Love this paper!)