Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Rainbows and Pots of Gold

The first days work on a new portrait. The subject is my friend and fellow artist Jo Sheppard. I've had the title buzzing around my head for ages after discovering the Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) song of the same name but couldn't seem to find a suitable reference subject until today. It's coming on quite nicely I think but still a lot to do. I'm still working on the hair and the face needs finishing properly. Then there's a colourful scarf to complete and a little dog to add too.

I've added the lyrics to the song here, I get a lot of inspiration from songs.....

I heard you're doing well
Selling art and everything
I like you're stuff; good for you
I'll buy a piece or maybe two

Do you ever think of me?
Do you remember all our stupid dreams?
Rainbows and pots of gold
So much to prove before we got old

I took you places round the world
I miss you're face sometimes you know
You took my picture a thousand times
I bought them back; I don't mind

I lost my way but found my track
I'm sorry if I never listened back
I've been round; I've been up and down
And you missed the one we dressed like clowns

And how's your car and how's your life?
How's my friend; when's she gonna be your wife?
I'm sitting up writing down
These things I sometimes dream about

I knew your number off by heart
It's the only one I like to talk
It wasn't me using you
I trusted you; one of the few

And we had some laughs; had some rows
But in the end the walls came down
You like the place I'm living now
It's a shame you can't come around

And I've grown a lot since we last spoke
Got myself together; fixed what was broke
I wonder if we'll talk again
Or drink together just like then

I suppose it's different now it's new
Whoever points the finger at who
I really hope you're happy both of you
And maybe sometimes you miss me too


Kathryn Hansen said...

just LOVE that background!! It's going to be a fantastic painting when completed!!

Peter Williams said...

Thanks Kathhryn. I'm happy with the background too. It's the magic of these Daniel Smith paints.

Katherine Thomas said...

Your portraits are so rich and vibrant. The colors make your subjects come to life. This one is going to be incredible!