Tuesday

There is a Remedy for all things but Death

"Alias, Old Fool"
 by Gwen Buchanan
10" x 10" charcoal and conte sketch, pardon my imperfection.


 I am staring at a drawing of a Friend... it is at a drawing that I stare...
I had never met this friend in real life... only on this mechanical screen in front of me.
A Friend I respected, who made me laugh, who worked hard all his life and lived a good life while he was at it... who shared, who made his own kilts and wore them... spoke out about things that weren't right with the world...  an inventor... a bicycle magician... sailed on battleships,  flew airplanes, drove  transport, knew the bayou blue and the country inside out...
 He was frugal... but never with his friendship......... he was humble, possibly a hermit
and Now he is gone from walking on this earth.
We never met... but we knew each other.  How do I say Good-bye?...... I can't.




.... this previous post was dedicated to him.


Old Fool had a blog or two

15 comments:

Steven Cain said...

Wonderful Gwen. I love this picture of him.

Gwen Buchanan said...

I needed to hang out with him a little longer.
...some "Time" therapy.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Hello Gwen

I'm sorry for your loss of this dear friend, and feel sure he would have appreciated your sketch of him. I hold you in thoughts.

ArtPropelled said...

Gwen, your friend would have been so very touched by this beautiful sketch.

Guillaume said...

Beautiful portrait. And now he is immortal.

Tracy said...

This is such a loving portrait of your friend, Gwen... I'm sure he'd not find any imperfection here. :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

Gwen Buchanan said...

... tho most of us have never met in person and prob. never will, you all mean so much to me.

pauline said...

Gwen, what an incredible portrait of your friend Richard... i really love this. Especially that reassuring and yet hesitant look in his eyes. What a tribute to him. You are such a wonderful artist (and friend, obviously). xox

Gwen Buchanan said...

Pauline, you are so kind. I know I never did him justice but it helped me some. xo

BumbleVee said...

aww Gwen....sorry about the loss of your friend....that "Old Fool" sure had some funny stuff on his blog.... he made me laugh right out loud on several occasions....

how I love reading a blog like that....

Gwen Buchanan said...

You are right BumbleVee, he was so aware, and funny. I got the biggest kick out of the things he wrote.

Deborah Carr said...

We really have no idea the many ways we can touch others, when we put our words out there, do we? I am so sorry for the loss of your friend, Gwen...I visited his blog and can see why you liked his spunky ways. You have done him a fine justice with your hands to sketch and eyes to see. I like that you wear your heart on the outside.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Deborah, you are sweet. He had so much more to share with the world. I feel blessed to have made his acquaintance.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

I am blinking back tears, and have never met your friend either, but what kind and gentle and wise eyes...I know you miss his presence, but he is still here with you...thank you for sharing this.

Gwen Buchanan said...

He was a bright light.