Watching Time Go By

27th June to 4th July 2018
“Watching Time Go By”
24 x 12 inches, oil on board

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Once again I am thinking of the stages of life, the elderly contemplating the rush of youth.  For much of the life of the painting, there was a walking mother on the left side, at whom the old man was looking. However, I found that her head in the top left was taking all the attention; we couldn’t get past her. In desperation, she was reduced to a foot, travelling apace to catch the runaway child.

By the way, the gentleman also appears in my 12 foot painting “The Bench”, but his wife sadly was painted out.