Have you got a light?


Great stuff. I know that is not very articulate, but I hope you know what I mean.

Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement Gudrun.

Did you find it, or are you still looking? Another great portrait Michael.....especially like her hand and the way she is holding the cigarette.

Another high impact portrait Michael, hope you found happiness!

Thanks Fiona and Heather. You both give me happiness.

You’ve captured lots of attitude in your portrait with her mouth and hand.

Thanks for your encouragement Christine.

Great to see your work again, Michael...and your unmissable descriptions. Three excellent images. Your description on this rings all the right bells.

My nickname, given to me by my other half, was Mollie Wimbley. Remember the song by The Singing Postman? " Have you got a light, boy?" All behind me now . You got the mouth perfectly, expecting the smoke to appear.

Is she a lady of ill repute? She certainly looks as though she has been round the block a few times.

This is great, it has a lot of attitude. I've been drawing faces for a couple of weeks now and I know it takes months/years of practice but I hope I can learn to give a portrait attitude like this.

Another fabulous portrait with character. The hand with the cigarette is spot on!

Marjorie, Linda, Diane and Denise. Thanks for your interesting and kind comments.

Love the quirkiness of this Michael and the usual mischievous glint you always seem to manage. You are a force to be reckoned with

You’re nice and kind Carole.

Classy work Michael. Beautiful drawing but some how much more than just a drawing.

Thanks for your kind generosity George.

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Portrait of a young gypsy lady who asked me to light her up. Afterwards she took my hand aggressively and read my fortune. As she left she told me, ‘You are gorgeous but forget about the pursuit of happiness and you may find it’.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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