The Swede by Barbara Sparhawk

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Oil on Canvas Board
Okay, lots of my love life coming up here. Frankly, I confess to enjoying this.
A painting of fantastic Swede NY city detective and me. Seems we were always tearing each other’s clothes off. I did this painting/sketch with about the same speed.
I’ll never forget his fabulous shoulders, but I’ll be damned if I can remember his name.
Cops, detectives, agents…all great lovers and lousy dates. They never show up on time, you can never get them on the phone, you have to feed them – they’ve never eaten a meal always hungry and don’t have the time for restaurants; they have a thousand women in every port, rarely stay for breakfast, sometimes show up with flowers, and they lie a lot. But there is some magic in watching a man get undressed, shirt, pants…and guns…that is just way cool. There’s an odd aloofness in these men that comes from doing dangerous work that can hurt, if it weren’t all so fascinating. A breed apart.

Professional Expressionist, portrait painter, writer, children’s book illustrator, entrepreneur, and adventuress.

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  • SandeElkins
    SandeElkinsalmost 7 years ago

    Confessional here and I really shouldn’t;)…..but it is odd what makes our blood course through our veins when it comes to men and love and lust-ha. My husband was raised on a farm and his heart has always been there. So, it isn’t surprising that he’s gotten back to the farm in the last ten years and doing what makes his heart sing. What is a bit surprising is what a turn on it is to me ( although I’ve never told him -ha) to see him sitting atop a tractor with the sleeves of his work shirt rolled up and exposing the glistening blond hair on his muscular forearms as he squints against the sun….mmmm I’ll just say that it makes me feel like this painting and your story…. luscious!

  • Your secret’s safe here, but shouldn’t be! Go tell the guy! I hope you’ve heard that country western song, “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”. There really is something about men at work and muscles. Thanks, Sande.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

    KEITH R. WILL...almost 7 years ago

    amazing work

  • Thanks so much, Keith. Much appreciated.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

  • David Harris
    David Harrisalmost 7 years ago

    Love the passion and feeling to this great work!

  • Lots of lust going on. Thanks, as always, David.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

  • Sharon Perrett
    Sharon Perrettalmost 7 years ago

    Great work, wonderfully passionate, love your comments too, he sounds beautifully delicious :))

  • Bless you, Sharon. Delish, yes.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

  • whisperingruth
    whisperingruthalmost 7 years ago

    Love your artistic memoirs you’ve compiled Barbara!! Gosh this is truly *SPECIA*L……you are soooooooo amazing Barbara……….without a doubt, definitely my No. 1 Bubble Artist!! Goes straight to my FAVS!! Thanks Doll! xx

  • Ruth, you honey. Maybe too heavy on the memoir stuff, it’s part of finding things I can finally take pictures of.
    I thought about it long and hard awhile back, whether my ne’er do well past would catch up with me some day and kick me in the teeth. I decided, nope, just never run for public office. Artists and writers only enhance their resumes with what they do. It’s been a great experience to post all these.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

  • marshall calvert  IPA
    marshall calve...about 6 years ago

    I showed this to my wife and wow I’ll say no more

  • Hope it worked for everyone, Swedes et al! Thanks so much, Marshall. You make me proud.

    – Barbara Sparhawk

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 4 years ago

    great artwork! fired with passion. superb!

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