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Kwasi

Post by delph_ambi » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:51 pm

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Re: Kwasi

Post by Magpie Jane » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:15 pm

An interesting portrait, this. I like the way he looks at you.

And while we're at the looking business, his eyes remind me a bit of the eyes of the porcelain figurine you posted not so long ago.
They're probably subconscious cousins. But who is Kwasi?

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Post by delph_ambi » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:46 am

Thanks Jane :)

My dad knew Kwasi and thought highly of him when he was stationed in the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana) during WWII. The source photo is one of my dad's, taken around 1942 in or near Accra. I've just visited my mum and 'rescued' a load of photos and artefacts that I suspect she would have thrown away if I hadn't taken them. Mothers, eh? :lol:

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Post by Mic » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:03 pm

I'm not sure I'm that keen on the style, but I do feel there is some 'life' in the portrait.

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Re: Kwasi

Post by marten » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:47 pm

Nice expression, beautiful smile.
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Re: Kwasi

Post by delph_ambi » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:22 pm

Thanks Mic and Marten.

Yes, he does have a great smile, doesn't he. I have a few photos of him. Always get the impression he was a really nice guy.

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Re: Kwasi

Post by Lake » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:34 pm

I like the characteristics the drawing shows: modest, simple, kind, gentle...
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Post by delph_ambi » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:37 pm

Thank you Lake. :)

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