Portuguese Man

This painting emerged from an old sketch I found which I created many years ago.  While isolated in lock down I had a good rummage through old artworks and found him.  Although I could not remember his name, I do know he is a local resident.  The picture below is the end result, and I have since found out his name as he was recognised from the painting!  Wonderful!  It’s so lovely when people recognise someone you have painted!  I hope you like him.  He’s mixed media on canvas, 50 x 70 cm.

Portuguese Man 2


Not Alone

Exceptional words of love just have to be re-blogged!

Ghost Poiesis

When all words fail you and hold your tongue,
I’ll be there to lift you up.
When life is just that bit too hard,
I’ll be there to light the dark.
When your eyes go black but cannot sleep,
I’ll be there to make your dreams.
When your legs buckle under and feel weak,
I’ll be there to guide your feet.
When you have nothing and seek to weep,
I’ll be there to fight the bleak.
When you go to the world and roam –
Know you’ll never be alone.

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Time on my hands….

Well, week two of lock down, and I have taken the opportunity to do a couple of studies.  The tiger resting is naturally one of my favourite creatures but the eagle is a subject I haven’t tackled before.  Both were thoroughly enjoyable to do.  The Tiger is only a small canvas, 20 x 20 cm.  The Eagle is 30 x 40 cm canvas board.  Both are painted in oil paint.