Happy 80th Birthday Tony

Happy Birthday Tony………..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt is my friend Tony’s eightieth birthday today.

A therapist, lover of poetry, theatre and much more, Tony is a good friend and an especially good listener.     An attribute that seems to be lacking in our society today.

Oil on canvas.   I painted this about nine years ago.      Since this painting and the header photograph, taken around the same time, Tony lost his favourite hat…however it will live on in these two images. 10391587_193140250395_3859836_nTony is a man of his word and completely trustworthy.     When I first met Tony I was going through a difficult period and it’s fair to say that in many ways my trust of others had been tarnished.      Over the years, Tony has been one of those people who has helped to restore that trust within me.

So thank you Tony and I hope you enjoy a wonderful day.

A quick sketch of Tony during a recent conversation…..

Tony Orange     May hummingbirds surround you this and every other day…..watercolour/gouache51620254_10157014875500396_2357562279542652928_o

A bientot

Janet.

13 thoughts on “Happy 80th Birthday Tony

  1. Yellow Bird

    I know I have said this before but you really do have a great talent for portrait painting, Janet. That this was done with love just makes it that bit more powerful. Happy Birthday, Tony – may you have many more.

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  2. creativewordsmiths

    This is from the Birthday Boy himself, (now the Ancient of Days) Tony.
    I trust it will appear at the end as it’s to everyone who replied to Janet’s post.
    Thank you all for your kind remarks and good wishes, I think the only people I know personally are Gareth and Sally, so special thanks to them.
    As we all know, Janet is like a Hummingbird herself, very colourful, positive and dynamic not only in her wonderful art, but as a person and as a special friend.

    Thank you Janet for this tribute being in my life
    Love from Tony

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Tony, Just back from the most wonderful week in Olhao….the hummingbirds were clearly with me all the way. Thank you for this and particularly for saying that I am like a Hummingbird….what a compliment:). See you on Saturday for your birthday lunch. Janet X

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