Yesterday a visitor called in to my studio who turned out to be a painter as well - he loves painting portraits. We had a healthy debate when I mentioned that I enjoy painting people who aren't young and beautiful! I really enjoy bodies and faces that have lived and look like they have - scars, wrinkles etc add to the story . He likes to paint young ,beautiful women( maybe that's a male thing?).Anyway, he got me thinking about perfection .....and I realise that I'm happiest when I'm painting subjects that portray a bit of history, old vehicles, falling down buildings, old boats etc etc. We're presented with perfect images every day in ads but that level of perfection seems unreal to me! So here's a little painting of the kind of subject I enjoy - you can make up your own story!
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