Tom contemplates the horizon

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Tom contemplates the horizon (8″ x 10″ oil on raised gessoed panel)

I’ve been busy with various things but I’m still painting so here is a portrait of Tom. It was painted in a single session mostly based on a photo I had taken. We were out walking beside the ocean and then stopped for a pause to sit on a bench and enjoy the view. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out with more freedom in my colours and brushwork.

Tom’s poem …well, suits Tom! 😀

introverted
imaginative
iterative
idle
inspired
irascible
intense
indefatigable
inquiring
infinite
I

image (c) 2019 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2019 TJ Radcliffe

Grace thinking hard…

a difficult task to figure out...

As has been the usual lately, I am spending my drawing time on Albion. Here is another sneak peak at an image which will be coming in the next couple of weeks.

Unrelated… this recent Cute Overload posting got me smiling this morning!

UPDATE: New poem to accompany the image – thanks Tom!!

Intensely focused on the goal
the wheels of intellect engaged
each new idea tested, rolled
between her fingers, quick and sage.
Perhaps a lever lifting there
would raise it high into the air?
But no! The crushing force will break
the oaken planks of hull and strake!
Some another way to find
fulfilling all the hard constraints
remaining free of failure’s taints
dredging through the dark of mind
to create a truth that’s new
passing down the dark and through

Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2012 Hilary Farmer