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Friday, July 27, 2012

Photohunters: Paintings and Joker


This may be a stretch but the only thing of I think of to combine the two photohunters themes (paintings and joker) was to use paintings by my Dad who had a great sense of humor.
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All of the paintings in this post were ones my Dad did of me at various times in my life.
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The one above is a charcoal drawing but I'm including it because it's my favorite of my dad's portraits of me, although its not a painting. The last painting is perhaps the one I find the most interesting of his paintings of me. The next to the last was done when I was around 20 and is the oldest I was when he painted me.
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What I really wish I had to show my Dad as a joker was a sketch he ended up giving someone else.
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When he was in the hospital, near the end of his life, he had a urinal version of a bed pan. He put a flower in it and did a good sketch of the flower in the urinal. He treated it seriously as a flower drawing and looking at it you'd do a double take on realizing the flower was in a urinal. If he'd painted it instead of drawing it, and if I had the painting it would have been perfect for the theme.
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14 comments:

Sue said...

Your Dad was a talented artist. I love the story you shared of the bed pan and the flower. He was sounds very much a creative person with a sense of humour :) My entry is a bit of a stretch this week too, but should (I hope) work with both themes. :) Happy photo hunting and weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

What a great memory and treasure these paintings (and sketches) are for you. I love that your dad's creativity and humor stayed with him even when he was so ill....that's a great memory of him to have too.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your dad has a lot of talent and he had a super model to paint and draw.

Vicki said...

Nice story about the urinal picture. A joker to the end.

My joker is at http://hindmarsh-island.com/?p=759

YTSL said...

Your dad had quite the artistic talent and sounds like he could be a real joker. Paintings and jokes are really cool things to associate with a loved one to my mind.

Genny said...

Your dad is really an artist. They look great...Happy weekend...Mine is up too.

Pearl said...

How wonderful to have these paintings that your dad created. Thanks for sharing.

Mine is up. Please stop by.
http://doggydog22.blogspot.com/

NatureFootstep said...

How lovely to have all those paintings as a reminder of both him and your younger self. :)

Gattina said...

Very beautiful portraits of you ! Your father certainly was an artist !

Annie said...

These are wonderful and your dad sounds like such a special person. I really like that charcoal one too. Hope you have a great weekend.

mariposa said...

A very beautiful take on the theme. Your dad is a very talented artist.

EastCoastLife said...

Those are very lovely paintings and precious too. Your Dad is such a talent.

ancient one said...

How wonderful to have all those paintings, etc. that your dad did of you.. I loved seeing them...

JDeQ said...

What a talented artist - thse are great gifts to treasure.

Have a good weekend.