I have told you often about the Inns I hang paintings in. Les was the first person to allow me to do this not long after I had started painting seriously. He gave me space to hang a few. This was a tremendous gesture on his behalf and I will be always grateful to him. It was with some fear that I started hanging. Was I good enough? It was with some joy that they did began to sell.
One of the things I did fairly early on was a portrait of him. We hung it on his day off. I will leave you to imagine the comments that were made. Enough to say we all had a great laugh and he took it in the way it was meant.
He had a jigsaw made and a mug with it on it which he sent to his granddaughter so he must not have thought it was too bad.
I gave it to him and I to this day do not know what he did with it. Why did I use it here today. Well my other blog is about a man with a smile and I always see les as a man with a great big smile and real witty sense of humour.
So one of my very early attempts at a portrait in pastel.
This blog is linked to my other. The Man With the Smile