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My Dad used to sit in his shed for hours, especially after retirement, chopping kindling. 
I have had these gloves he would wear whilst doing it, and the small 1lb axe he used, since he died. 
I hung them on my easel recently, and painted them actual size from life ( which is what I do with most still life subjects ) in acrylic. 
When I picked them up with painting them in mind, I found myself blubbing like a baby. I’m 62 this month and it’s 17 years since he died. 🙂 I really do miss him. 
Anyhow. Acrylic on primed card. image.jpeg.c3d6b335986f4beb74f111bab0438f4d.jpeg

The gloves seem slightly out of focus on the picture above, so here’s a sharper close up….hopefully. image.jpeg.afef10634496baf0b2b84f9fa088a7dd.jpeg

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Brilliant work , looks like a photograph, and a very touching story.

Sometimes , men just dont do the grieving process properly , for a multitude of reasons, but I can tell you , as many will , it always comes back to whack you round the heart later on.

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👍 Very good, I can't say that I'm an "art" lover, most I don't see the point of but every now and then I see something that I like and that would be one.

A friend has my favourite its a pencil drawing of cows walking along a narrow lane. I've offered then a lot more than they paid for it but the wont sell, can't blame them i wouldn't. 

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I lost my dad 25 years ago and sometimes when thinking about him I think of all the things I should have said when he was alive.

Wow, you certainly have a talent there, as said, it almost looks like a photo, I for one would like to see more of your paintings, what other subjects do you paint?

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Stunning.A lovely story too.

I cannot believe I am looking at a painting.The detail and texture are so realistic.Its like you could pick them up.Amazing talent you have.

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Great photo , opps sorry Scully I meant painting and a very good one at that , one of my treasures is a painting of the Lab I had when I retired , the painting was done unbeknown to me and presented to me at the do they put on , lovely story by the way .

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Many thanks all, much appreciated. 
My Dad and me had a fractious relationship really; my Mother claimed it was because we were so alike. Despite getting on each others nerves quite a bit , we had great times and I loved him dearly. 
This is another I finished recently and headed up to the Torrance Gallery in Edinburgh at the months end. It is of my OH’s Vans, again actual size and in acrylic. image.jpeg.412506becd0fb4679e966834406d2306.jpeg

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16 minutes ago, old'un said:

Mate you have some serious talent there, do you show your work?

Thanks Old’un. Yes, I exhibit in various galleries and several exhibitions throughout the year. 

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