Sienna by Ray-d

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Watercolour and HB Pencil on Arches Cold-pressed Watercolour Block.
16"X 12"

Every year we play the same game.
Every October I travel away till the following February.
Around August or September I make sure I visit all the grand nieces and nephews.

Conversation does not take long for them to remind me I would not be here for Christmas.
“Oh yes!” I say absent mindedly, “I don’t suppose you have any idea what you might want when I’m back?” I ask nonchalantly!
To which I normally get excited, breathless long sentences with the latest must-have toy, how it works, how wonderful it is and why they desperately have to have it.
To which I muse “I shall try remember the… What was it again?…oh yes…that one!”

But not Sienna!

Sienna marches towards me hurriedly, looks up and hands me the double-sided, A4 sheet she had printed with her needs.
She even manages to admonish me for not turning up on Sunday, as she expected me to.

I look at the paper, frown, look at her immovable eyes, look back, lift my eye-brows in fake surprise and humph!

She is still staring unblinking at my face but now she contorts her body impatiently.
With flailing arms, spreading and twisting her fingers, she squeaks in exasperation:

“I gave you everything!” “How difficult can it be?!!”
Then with a warning tone: “Just make sure you tell them it has to be Pink!”

Sigh…It is going to be an expensive Christmas!  

I put the orders in today.

A citizen of the world living predominantly on 3 continents.

Previously a Technical Designer and an Automotive designer.
Live in the European Summer on the island of Malta;
In the Asian Summer in Australia, in the American winter in the United States.

I live free of political intrigue and the need to be a part of a group. Nee nothing more than my computer, pad and paints and the will to explore humans to survive.

Retired in my 50s to find happiness, of which I am blessed.

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  • Olga Gorbacheva
    Olga Gorbachevaalmost 4 years ago

    Finest gallery. You see people. Such different characters.

  • Each person is the work of Art which I try to copy in paint.:o)
    Thank you Olga.

    – Ray-d

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago


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  • Thank you Sienna and I thank you.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26almost 3 years ago

    Awesome artwork

  • Thank you so much Joanna.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting!!!

  • Thank you Diane.:0)

    – Ray-d

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