Madame McManus into the bath.

Madame McManus into the bath.

Another lovely figure, Michael.

That's my wife you're talking about John. I know you live somewhere in the Black Country.

My word Michael you do like your nudies! How did you get Madame McManus to hold the pose while you painted her?

It's from memory Margaret.

I just love your action poses Michael, you are very lucky to have the inspiration for your figures, right on your doorstep.

Thanks Fiona. I do have an exciting and inspirational existence here, I think.

Looked at this several times and enjoyed it each time. It's a delightful pic Michael , really nicely done. Does Madame Mc Manus know that she is displaying all on the gallery ?????

Thanks Sylvia. Degas saw her first.

Congratulations Mrs McManus!

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour. After Degas.

About the Artist
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 am drawn…

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