Bracky  by scallyart

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Another one of the old blokes of Dumbleyung.
Bracky has been a truck driver for most of his life, but is now retired. Brian has been inducted into the Longreach Truckies Hall of fame and has just had a book published on his life. His name is Brian Bracknell.
Pastel on canson mount board. I am lucky my framer saves some of his offcuts and gives them to me. 22″×18″
I took this photo, with Bracky objecting, out at the lake. But he then came in and wanted to know if he could buy it when it was finished. Of Course!!
If you look closely you can see me reflected in his sunglasses.

My name is Kerry Scally and I work and sell my work out of my studio in a small country town called Dumbleyung, which is in the wheatbelt of Western Australia. I work in watercolour, acrylic, and pastel along with some other weird mediums.
My original works can be purchased at my gallery/studio called Scally Art at 16 Absolon Street Dumbleyung Western Australia or by emailing me at:

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Great portrait, Kerry! He looks like a rugged individual.

  • Thanks Dot, looks a bit rugged, but a good bloke.

    – scallyart

  • spittingimages
    spittingimagesover 4 years ago

    Kerry! Another GREAT one! Love the sunglasses!

  • Thanks, I love his hat.

    – scallyart

  • arteology
    arteologyover 4 years ago

    the people you portray will be defined for all times……bravo, your portraits are amazing, gallo

  • Thanks arteology. I agree, they will be passed down the family long after I am pushing up weeds.

    – scallyart

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    fantastic, love it !!

  • thank you Trish, I do appreciate comments as all through the units I did at Curtin Uni, I kept getting told my work is too literal or too diadectic (had to look that one up). But I still continue to paint what I want to.

    – scallyart

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryover 4 years ago

    Beautifully done. No wonder he wanted to buy this. :-)

  • thank you.

    – scallyart

  • mariejean
    mariejeanover 4 years ago

    Magic! he lifts of the canvas!

  • I will pass on all the nice comments to Bracky. He lives a few doors up from me.

    – scallyart

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    A wonderful portrait. What a fabulous ‘crunchy’ face! You have caught the light beautifully too. Top work Kerry!!!

  • I am impressed. You not only took the time to look at my pics, but you commented on them also. Thanks a lot. Bracky will laugh when I tell him he has a ‘crunchy’ face. lol

    – scallyart

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

    Fantastic! Please consider submitting this image into "Truckies ‘N’ Trucks group. This would make a great addition :)

  • Thanks for that. I will go and join the group and add him

    – scallyart

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

  • thank you for inviting me to your group.

    – scallyart

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

  • Thanks a lot for the feature.

    – scallyart

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