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Taking part in Saxmundham Arts Week, our local group, SAG, exhibited works of its members at the Bell Hotel.
The exhibition was well attended, receiving people from local villages and visitors from London.
I sold “My Loyal Friend Wears a Bowler”, which depicts a Suffolk Punch and his master in watercolours and which can be seen below.
Other paintings sold were: “Saxmundham High Street” by Christine Buttery, “Labrador” by Winifred Bell, “Suffolk Sunset” by Wendy Merfield, “Dunwich Cliff” and “Eastbridge” by Michael Philpot, “Waterfall” by Sandy Spirling and “Sunflower Opening” by Judith Wilson.
This is a watercolour portrait I did in October 2006 for Marco’s 16thÂ birthday. As it was a surprise, I painted it from a photograph I found at my mother’s house in Argentina.
Marco is my nephew. I was hoping he liked it, because at that age most teenagers would prefer to receive a PC game, a new mobile phone, i-pod, x-box, etc., or even a football T-shirt. Â But Marco’s response was “I’ve always wanted a painted portrait – it makes me feel good that someone cares enough to take theÂ timeÂ to paint it. It means a lot.”
I am soÂ glad that heÂ appreciated my present, but at the same time, his wordsÂ made meÂ wonder if our teenagers need a little more from us than just the latest, expensive or not, electronic or fashion gimmick.
Paper – Galleria, 300 gsm, NOT surface.
Paints – Winsor & Newton Artist’s watercolours.
Brushes – Escoda Sable brushes, different sizes.