Alex Gardiner

Blue Mountains, Australia

I am situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. I create my sculptures in the scenic town of Bullaburra...

Thought this needed to be shown again..... 87 years Auld this Peter the Red; an’ stull suppin’ Red. Portrait by Karen Hull

Peter the Red; 87 years auld an’ stull suppin’ Red.

Before yea read this please hiv’ a wee look at the Beautiful Pastel that Karen Hull has created of Peter the Red.To guide Lynda Robinson—No Bonny Lass this is not Spencer Tracy:) Cos’ there’s nae room fur twa fullum stars in the same family.
Karen Hulls Portrait of Peter The Red

Whay’s this man; Peter the Red?

A glass o’ rid a day,
Keeps boredum an’ doakters away.
An’ twa a day maks yea happy as weel,
Dinny fasch or complain its nae big deal.

Frae Bullaburra cums this auld man yung,
Aye; his years add up tae a tidy sum.
But a eighty seven years auld,
yea kin see frae his photie he’s no even bald.

Hiv’ a peek at the photie up top,
Aw his hair he stull has- like a blidy great mop.
Aye,an’ drinkin’ red is the richt direction
if yea want tae hiv’ Peter’s fine complextion.

So aw rid bubblers tha’ years ya fear,
It’s the Blidy Rid wine whit maks it clear,
If yea want tae live langer an’ hiv’ sum class,
Hiv’ a Rid wine or twa in a great big glass.

So Karen this day the work yiv’ dun,
Allowed me tae hiv’ a wee bit fun.
So a gless o’ wine fur Peter the Red,
Aye;maybe twa glesses an’ early tae bed.

Thanks Bonny Lass fur this classy portrait,
Evirybidy oan bubble kin see- it’s Blidy great.
At eighty seven he’s noo tucked up in bed,
Noo we aw ken a wee bit aboot this Peter the Red.
The Auld Yin.

Peter the Red;
88 years an’ stull suppin’Red. Peter Jackson Hay he has just about saved the Wine Industry from collapsing single handedly.
Today we celebrate the Auld ( B? to be filled in by the reader) Burthday 88 years o’ liven’ an’ aboot 60 years o’ suppin’ the Red. I have jist worked it oot the auld (B? to be filled in by the reader) has supped wan bootle o’ Red every twa days for 60 blidy years. Aye 60 lang years. That’s 10,980 bootles; but whoo’s countin’? Noo- that’s only the Reds he has been drinkin’ that’s no countin’ the whites or the rosea, an’ no the wee ;an’ nae sae wee drams o’ white heather either. Peter the Red luv’s gairdening; he luv’s food; he luvs cookin’ an’ is a great cook an’ he tells stories aboot bygone years an’ his rich past. He wis born in Victoria but we wull no hold that against him:( He is Married tae his wee wife Beryl; jings a dinnae ken if a hiv’ the courage tae say onyhing aboot Beryl. Jings hoo kin a put it? Weel ; She is away’s tellin’ me am no the full quid an’ that if a keep oan slaggin’ her she wull leave me oot o’ her will. Aye an’ a telt her that a wis gonna divorce her daughter Gillian’ but jings; the thocht o’ breakin’ in anither muther-in-law firichtened the ( S? To be filled in by the reader) oot of me. Enuf said aboot Beryl; a’ll say wan thing tho’ she is a funny wummin’. Back tae Peter the Red. Aye He has been married tae Beryl fur centuries; weel a lang lang lang time. They stull argue every day aboot nuthin’ an’ wull argue oan an’ oan fur ever; jist tae keep themselves alive an’ tickin’. They say a lot but nuthin’s iver said. Noo ,summin’ up aboot this Peter the Red if yea iver want a model fur the perfect Faither-n-law Peter the Red’s yer man; aye an’ its hondy tae hiv’ aw that Red wine stocks livin’ nixt door tae yea.
A huv’ listed aw the coamments a hiv’ pit oan his postin’s; o’ his paintins’; so aw tha’ wans that hiv’nae seen or read aboot this Peter the Red kin ken aboot them. An’ the last postin’, is a paintin’ o’ the girl with the pearl earrings.Crivens; we keep on findin’ paintin’s he his furgote aboot.
Noo aw this encouragement that Red Bubblers hiv’ given Peter the Red hasnae gote him tae start paintin’ again. Am hopin’ wae this wee natter aboot this auld (B? To be filled in by the reader) will get him started again.
Below is the first postin’ entry aboot Peter the Red.
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This is a painting by my father-in-law who is 88 going on 30. He still does his gardening and loves to cook especially with a little red wine incentive. One for me- one for the pot. I have three of his paintings to post here on RB. He knows nothing at all about what I am doing but if he gets some encouragement hopefully it will keep him painting. His name is Peter Jackson Hay.
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Wee hoose
Wee Hoose is the second painting by my 88 year old father-in-law Peter Jackson Hay. His imagined Wee fantasy of a wee Butn’ben somewhere down in the Glen. Hopefully with a few reds waiting to be caressed, fondled and supped. :)
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Wee Tuchie Burdie
Wee Tuchie Burdie is the third and last painting by my father-in-law Peter Jackson Hay. As mentioned before his loves are Painting,Gardening,and assuring people that Red Wine is good for your health. Like a good advisor he practices what he preaches. A couple o’ wee Reds a day keeps yea happy healthy and looking forward to tomorrow.
..slainte.
Wee tuchie burdie, traw law law,
laid an egg oan tha’ winday sol.
Whin the egg began tae crack,
the wee tuchie burdie roared an’ grat
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We did find more of Peters work
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A Golden Country
A Golden Country is the latest painting by my father-in-law. Peter Jackson Hay. As mentioned before his loves are Painting, Gardening and assuring people that Red Wine is good for your health. Like a good advisor he practices what he preaches. A couple o’ wee Reds a day keeps yea happy healthy and looking forward to tomorrow.
..slainte.
Take a bow Red bubblers you have given a new impetus to Peter’s love of painting by all of your kind and encouraging appraisals.
The Auld Yin
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Twa wee Sails
Awfie winday day oan the waater way twa wee booats ploughin’ thro’ tryin’ tae git hame tae hiv’ a wee slug o’ the Amber fluid.
Peter the Red, in beween wee sips o’ the same foound this wee paintin’ he did over twenty auld years ago. He didnae think it wis good enough tae put oan Red Bubble but a gave him a couple or four o’ the wee Reds an’ noo he is so happy he disnae care whare a stick it !!!!!!
But a’ kin tell yea a’; Am’ no gonna stick it there. :(
The Auld am’ no gonna suffer fur onybidy Yin.
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Fisherman’s Cottage


Fisherman’s Cottage by Peter the Red 1979.
A recent Discovery by Peter Jackson Hay.
The Auld Yin.
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An Auld Gnarled Friend!
An Auld Gnarled Friend Painted some years ago by Peter the Red.
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Hamish and the Scottish Deerhound

Hamish and the Scottish Deerhound “Torin” By Peter The Red. Aye folks a’ think the Auld bugger is getting a wee bit interested again with the Auld paint brushes since all the nice comments. Thanks all you Red Bubblers for your interest.
This painting Peter did some 20 years ago of his grandson Hamish and his beautiful Scottish Deerhound Torin.This painting in memory of our past companions and also of all the beautiful animal companions all of us have in this present day.
Lest we forget.
The Auld Yin.
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Girl with a pearl earring
Peter the Red’s Study of Johannes Vermeer’s
Girl with a pearl earring
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
Girl with a pearl earring, also known as Girl with a turban, is Vermeer’s most popular painting. A young woman with a turban and a pearl earring, looking over her shoulder to see who’s standing behind her.
The painting is probably not a portrait (Dutch women did not wear turbans), but a so-called tronie, a study of a head. Vermeer probably used a model for this painting, but it is unknown who she was.
Oil Painting 21cm x 17cm. By Peter Jackson Hay.
Peter the Red is celebrated his 87th birthday 17 February 2010. With a few choice Reds and this posting of his interpretation of the Girl with a pearl earring. Peter the Red as most of you will know by his previous postings is my Father -in-law and a man who can remember his first taste of his first Red some many, many, many, many decades ago.
He has done more for the wine industries economy of this country than any other person I know.
It’s not that Peter the Red over indulges but his philosophy is If yer oan tae a guid thing…….stick tae it!!!!
Amen.
Declaration.
The Auld Yin takes no responsibility to Peter the Red for the above writings.

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