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"That Uncertain Feeling" by Michael Haslam


Small (15.3" x 23.2")

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A few years ago I heard on the grapevine that an BBC Wales art director was looking for a Norman Rockwell type artist for a credit sequence for a big prestige series, “That Uncertain Feeling” based on a book by Kingsley Amis, starring Dennis Lawson and Shelia Gish. So I arranged an appointment, the art director thought I was perfect for the job and to sell the idea to the Director he asked me to secretly produce a sample, even arranged a model for the reference. Unfortunately the director wasn’t even interested in seeing the sample ignoring the art director and just wanted the normal text over opening sequence. Probably the most photorealistic painting I’ve ever done but it reminds me of missed opportunities. Gouache and Watercolour on Watercolour Board.


  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 3 years ago

    So hard to believe this isn’t a photo Michael! Despite the history of how it came to be you should be most proud of it! Outstanding portraiture!

  • Apart from a couple of dodgy ellipses on the table it’s probably the most accurate painting I have ever done, just wish the director had looked at it, still that was the last networked drama series that BBC Wales had until Dr Who and Torchwood.

    – Michael Haslam

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    VERY photorealistic! Rockwell would be very pleased!!

  • Thanks Heather, very kind of you.

    – Michael Haslam

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    (your vote is needed here and there !!!)

  • Thanks, Francis.

    – Michael Haslam

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezover 3 years ago

    Congratulations Michael, outstanding realism.

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    I think that it is an Awesome, he is the one that missed out on this Masterpiece my friend !
    A fave for sure.

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    JULY, 18th 2011

    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thomas Acevedo
    Thomas Acevedoover 3 years ago

    beautiful , what a talent .

  • judyjones
    judyjonesover 3 years ago

    very Rockwell, lovely job !

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Rene.

    – Michael Haslam

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