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This is a 24″×24″ oil painting on masonite board. I painted it in 1966 while I lived at a small guest house in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Willie was the night watchie spending the night wandering the veranda and teaching the parrot patois, which no else could understand.
Willie now hangs by my front door, where he stares incessantly at the door lock.

Willie is Featured in the “Live, Love, Dream” group on 3/15/10
Also Featured in “IIDB” group 3/18/10
And Willie is Featured again in the Oil Painting Group (OPG)… I’ve seen him on their homepage!
Featured in “Painter’s Universe” group 1/1/11
Featured in “Old Farts of RB” Jan. 15, 2011
Featured in “New Creations in Beautiful Color” group 1/26/11.
Featured again in “1 on 1: The Fine Art of Human Portraiture” group 9/7/11
Featured in “Sketching and Drawing and Painting” group 1/20/12
FEATURED in “ART & INK so Free” 9/21/14

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A persona who has apparently lived a relatively long, varied and eclectic life. My Red Bubble portfolios reflect my seeming persona… and IF there’s any veracity to these reflections then some sense of HUMOUR and enjoyment should be PRESENT!
‘Ola!’ ;~}}}

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  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

    a fascinating portrait. the look is one to look at and ponder.. great story behind it as well. congratulations on your feature at RB alumni

  • Thank you for your comment… Willie says “Tank you, mum” too… because he’s spent too many years tucked away in storage closets. He’s real pleased with the Feature, too… as am I.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Josh Bowe
    Josh Boweabout 5 years ago

    Love that band of yellow and Gauguin like handling of the subject, great work

  • flipteez
    flipteezabout 5 years ago

    You have such amazing storiy telling ability thru allllllllllllllll of your stunning work XXXXXX

  • Thank you… and you know what I figured out about you? You are an absolute sweet heart !!! Having the opportunity to interface with the likes of you is what makes my bubbling experiences so rich and rewarding. Willie would have liked you, too!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaabout 5 years ago

    Great portrait James.. and full of character!

  • Deborah Glasgow
    Deborah Glasgowalmost 5 years ago

    This is spot on, the hand on his face and the expression is priceless. The yellow really makes it pop. Love the touches of red on the white shirt. Love this.

  • Your appreciation is taken IN, and left a smile… and an encouragement to work/paint/draw some more!
    Thank you.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Alla Melnichenko
    Alla Melnichenkoalmost 5 years ago

    very beautiful painting indeed! I recalled Van Gogh as I contemplated it. You managed to create the most elaborate palette in this painting.

  • Thank you first for your ‘contemplation’! Sometimes I find myself so over whelmed by all the wonderful art on RB that even very very fine pieces just get a mini second of attention. Then to take time to comment… well I’m appreciative! ; – )))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work!!

  • thanks so much… all comment do count…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismover 4 years ago

    excellent painting James, this is wonderful!

  • appreciate your appreciation… thanks for stopping by… Willie noticed things like this… who came by and when…;-))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 4 years ago

    activity feed informs me Willie has been FEATURED in the “Live, Love, Dream” group… Willie’s not used to the attention… but I join him in saying “thanks”…

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