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Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 11:47AM
Its not often I get a present that actually makes me scream out loud, but when I unwrapped this I did! My dad painted me a portrait of Harold Lloyd of whom i have been a massive, massive fan since I was about 4.

I've told him he had to make these to sell, he already takes commissions for his other paintings.20121225-100106.jpg

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Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 11:48AM
Sort if its wrong way round, I'm doing this from my phone and can't change it!
Paintman e2
8 902 173 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 12:01PM
That's a really good portrait. I've always liked Harold Lloyd and preferred him to Laurel and Hardy. I used to watch them years ago when there were only three channels on tellySmile

Happy Christmas, Alan.
sitan1 6 561 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 1:46PM
I loved Harold Lloyd and Laurel and Hardy.
Happy Christmas.
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 2:00PM
...blooming talented family yours Smile
Gaucho e2
13 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 2:15PM
You can say that again! Very good.
Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 4:33PM
Thank you Grin
My dad had originally done a colour painting of Laurel and Hardy and i begged him to do me a black and white one ofmy my beloved Harold Lloyd, I'd forgotten about it and still didn't have a clue as i was unwrapping it
edtaylor 3 104 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 6:35PM
Your dad is a very good artist. He could make a fortune from is ability there.
Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 7:19PM
I know, I keep telling him he can be making a living from this now he's retired! I said he should do some more of them, Marilyn Monroe, MArloN Brandon, James Dean, Charlie Chaplin etc, he's doing one of Buster Keaton at the moment, he's very happy to do commisions though if anyone is interested, he'll paint pets and people from photos etc and he sells well at his exhibitions.

Here's a better version, the right way round.

lloyd.jpg

Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
25 Dec 2012 8:00PM
He was also a very talented photographer Smile

http://www.photographersgallery.com/by_artist.asp?id=170
Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 11:00PM
I love the Cocktails With Sabrina one, I'd love to do a painting of that.
p12owe 2 101 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2012 11:44PM
Now that's what I call a present!... Your own portfolio shows the same artistic skills. I hope you gave him some of your work in return!Wink
pablophotographer 3 496 187
26 Dec 2012 12:12AM
Hi, I am a fan of Harold Lloyd as wel,l since a young age.
He was an excellemt tennis player too.
Despite having lost some of his fingers on one hand he did his stunts himself, had no stuntman.

Great painting from your dad Smile
Mozzytheboy e2
4 701 3 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 3:06PM
Wow! Huge Kudos for Pop. That is brilliant. Wink
mwoods 10 20 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 4:01PM
I did not know he was such a talented photographer - I love this; Roni at Monument Valley (nude)

Great painting by your Dad, also. You will treasure that!

Happy New Year!

Mark Woods.

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