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Father and Brother in the Farmyard by eastcorkpainter Father and Brother in the Farmyard by eastcorkpainter
Painted from 21st November - 27th December, 2012

Size: 24 inches x 18 inches

Acrylics on canvas

This is based on a photo taken in summer 1994. This is a deeply personal work. My father, who was a tillage farmer, and younger brother are standing in front of the Mercedes Benz tractor with a Berthoud sprayer mounted on the back. My father had recently bought the sprayer; it's wider arms and bigger tank covered more ground in less time than the old one. Like his father Dan, my father, Tim, was a forward thinking man in terms of machinery. I took my time with this one. Difficult areas were the front wheel of the tractor especially the ridges , my father's shirt, face and head ( I had to completely redo his head and face cos the head was too small in the first attempt), and the sprayer's arms at an acute angle. The machinery and my father are long gone and my brother is now as tall as my father was in this painting. The time feels like a different age to me. A line from the film, 'Blade Runner', was in my head as I was working on this piece:

'All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain'.
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KanatSanat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
You did a great job on this - it really feels personal
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for stopping by and looking, Alper!
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Aevelynne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
It's a very good work, not only did you a great job on painting the machinery but as you said gave it a very personal feel. A beautiful way to remember and capture these memories :)
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks Chrissy, always appreciate your words and feedback, have you seen the film 'Blade Runner' where I got that quote in the description of this painting?
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Aevelynne Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
The name sounds familiar but I don't recall ever having seen it.
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
It was directed by Ridley Scott who directed 'Alien' and 'Prometheus', Harrison Ford is the main star, it came out in 1982. I saw it last year and liked it, it's sort of a cross between sci-fi and film noir.
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Aevelynne Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Sounds quite interesting. I might watch it too at some point :)
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
The Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who starred in 'Ladyhawke' is in it, do you know him, I mean seen him?
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Aevelynne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Yeah, I do! Actually I've been meaning to rewatch it but haven't done so, yet.
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eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Worth rewatching alright, good film. Any interesting stuff in your college course?
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