'Mark's clothes' (2016) 16" x 20" Oil mixed with a small amount of Mark's ashes on linen.

'Mark's clothes' (2016) 16" x 20" Oil mixed with a small amount of Mark's ashes on linen.

I'm sure Mark would have appreciated this. Lovely rendition of the various textures.

The painting itself is sublime but the 'content' is so emotionally charged it's almost overwhelming. My heartfelt congratulations to you on producing such an emotive piece of work.

How very beautiful. It must be so emotive for you to have painted this. Thank you for sharing.

I hope it is of some comfort to you to have done this rendition.

What a beautiful painting in every respect. Wonderful tribute

Such an excellent painting, beautiful tribute Thea.

Thank you all so much, I really found painting this really therapeutic, I loved painting Mark's clothes. X

What a wonderful image and tribute.

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Boots, Jacket, Trousers, Waistcoat, Grandad t-shirt, Flat cap, Pants, Socks. These are the clothes I chose for Mark to wear for his cremation. He loved these clothes but he thought the boots were too old, however, he always wore them over anything else. They have so much of his character in them. I worked from a photograph I took at the time. Lila-Pearl and I made a decision to paint a small amount of Mark's ashes into this painting, we did it together...

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Thea Penna Paulding

I was born in Harlow, Essex, and after completing my Art Foundation course at Harlow college I moved to Wakefield for three years where I studied Surface Pattern Design at Bretton Hall college of Art (part of Leeds University), which I loved. I was encouraged to use portraiture in my textile…

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