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Portrait of a Man by hank1 Portrait of a Man by hank1
Oils
8 x 8"
1986

This is a portrait of my father.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Except for the nose, he looks very much like you!
Wonderful work! How old was he here?
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hank1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Yes, I wish my nose were larger. He was around 65.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why would you say such a thing...You have a perfect nose!!!
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hank1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. You would know, as you and I did touch noses. Yours is perfect.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are too sweet. Something is going on here. I have had to answer everything twice. Hope you don't have to read both.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You are sweet. We did exchange cigarette kisses too, remember? Except as I recall our first kiss was one way--I smoked, you didn't.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I believe you are right...
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are too sweet!!
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hank1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I do mind reading this twice. That is to say my mind likes to hear it ringing twice.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Once again...you are too cute!
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kolaboy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
A fine piece of work here, and a lovely tribute =)
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Danny.
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Wonderful eyes....and such a stern expression....or maybe.....a little pensive:D
I think you look a little like him:)
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I never saw him stern. A gentle man. Here, he was momentarily distracted. Yes, although my mother hated him, she always liked his looks. And would tell me that I was a better looking version of my father. Quite a compliment.
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
So you do look like him....but better looking!!!!:D....Your mother sounds quite a character:)
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I wish I had a larger nose like my father had. My mother was a sweet person. She was in the hospital last year with double-pneumonia and was coming out of it quite well. Expected to see her back at her house in a few days. My wife went to see her and was told that she'd just died of internal bleeding. Quite a shock. She was quite amazing. Went to work as a nurse's aid in the early 1950's when she had 3 of us children to look after. She worked for $.50 an hour. Later worked her whole life as an account supervisor for Purdue university. See more about here here: [link]

I had good parents.
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
She was very beautiful!!!!
I had the best of parents too!I reckon we were lucky!
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. Born on June 6, 1927. She turned 17 on D-Day.

I think there were more of us than is told, who were happy to have had such good parents.
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martinaviegas Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010   Interface Designer
Wonderful. :D
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Tina.
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Wonderful portrait! :clap:
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the look and expression on his face, great work as always, sir :love:
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hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you miss Jasmin.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
pleasure, sir :)
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cypherthepanicartist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This has a lot of feeling and intensity.
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hank1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, old friend. Thought I'd lost you.
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cypherthepanicartist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I just haven't been online much.
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