Tuesday, 15 June 2010



Again those who have been following this blog and the other one from the beginning will remember this portrait.

This is a pastel portrait I think the very first one I ever attempted. I felt moved to do it because I liked the character the face of Dave shows. Here is a man who has had a hard life indeed. I will go no further because Dave is not a person who would want me to say too much about him.

What I will say is that he is a very quiet and unassuming person who has much to teach if you are willing to listen.

I hung this painting in his local Inn and after a short time gave it to him as a gift.

He is one of those persons like the ones I speak of in my other blog. A friend who it has been a joy to know and could so easily have remained a stranger.

Painted in pastel from a picture captured on my mobile phone.

This blog is linked to my other. Accept People As They Are


  1. It is fabulous, Ralph, truly. You've caught something of that reserve in his character with his expression too.

  2. Reminds me of my stepdad. Worked hard all his life at a miner's job.....very humble and unassuming. Every one 'liked' him. Few knew the wealth of knowledge; few took the time to find out; few therefore were rewarded with wondrous treasures. An armchair traveller he knew the world and people better than anyone I have ever met.

  3. Really well done Ralph. Friends are precious.