Grandad and his beloved Field Marshall Tractor
My husband’s grandad was the salesman for Marshalls (tractors), Gainsborough during the 1940s/50s. His occupation would take him to different parts of the world. A perfect gentleman, he would always be smartly dressed for the occasion in a black suit and bowler hat as you see him in this painting standing next to his beloved Field Marshall. My husband had an old black and white photo of his grandad. He had, over the years tried to commission a painting of him with a Field Marshall but, sadly, was let down. Well, unbeknown to him, I just couldn’t resist having a go. The composition is mine although I did use the photo of grandad and used reference photos for the tractor in question. With trepidation, I gave it to my husband Christmas morning. I’m pleased to say he was absolutely thrilled with it. Phew, relief for me because yes, it was his grandad, I’d achieved a true likeness and yes, it was the correct tractor! It’s been framed and now takes pride of place on the wall.
About the Artist
I've always loved and admired art in its many forms purely as an observer. The last time I had an art class was during my formative school years. Suffice to say I'd never actually studied it. However all that changed in July 2017 when I plucked up the courage and joined an acrylic art class. Well, I…View full profile