Percy, acrylic on canvas

Percy, 2012.
Acrylic on canvas.

My next door neighbour at the impressive age of 89, before he inconsiderately died before I got around to giving him the picture.
His fancy woman was only 87, and they had dated for 10 years, so I gave the picture to her. They used to walk to school together when he was 12, circa 1935. That’s an impressive long game he played there. I took notes.
I have accurately rendered the white hair sticking out of his nose (click the picture for more old man nose detail) but I made up the medieval style god rays emanating from behind.

Pete and Jenny

Pete and Jenny, acrylic on canvas

Pete and Jenny, 2010.
Acrylic on canvas.

Finally a decent picture. The stubble is great, the metallic chain is easy to paint, but looks ok, the sunburnt hooked jew nose and the rest of Pete’s face is coloured just right. Jenny’s left side of face however, is a dirty washy brown, despite me painting it twice in order to try and fix it. Some things can’t be fixed I guess. I was going to give this as a gift, but then I realised it would only be destroyed before its time in some tragicomedy explosion of chaos if I did.