Donna & 'Rembrandt boys'.

Ozcloggie

Ramsgate Beach, Australia

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Oil painting.
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I submitted this painting in the Inspired by Rembrandt competition, in the category of Group painting (Like the Nightwatch). The Inspired by Rembrandt competition was held, in 2006, to celebrate Rembrandt’s birthday, 400 years earlier.

My painting was based on a photo which I had taken of this girl, while she was sitting beside me in the playground (while I was on playground duty). It was in a school in the Liverpool area of Sydney.
The boys were, of course copied from a painting by Rembrandt, the famous Dutch artist.
It then featured in my Remembering: an anthology , to celebrate my 65th birthday, at the Tap Gallery, Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, 6-12 October, 2008.

And now a great up-date:
Donna found a class-photo, on another website.
Made contact and is now aware of the painting!
33 years have passed since we sat on one of the metal benches, in the passage-way to the playground, at the back of that school.
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While digging through my albums:
A long time ago, I copied these stills, from my super8 movie films.
Donna would have been in Year 4 that year and might remember this.
It was the Open Day Concert for the parents.
My third grade pupils did a History of The Dance (e.g., Charleston!)
These 6th Grade girls were grateful for my permission to allow them to mime to an Elvis song!!
Lots of hip-swiveling and therefore a bit daring, ‘cause there was a lot of *shakin’* going on.
It was my first year in an executive position and I was allowed to have my way. :)

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Artwork Comments

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  • Ozcloggie
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