I was struck by the friendly intimacy of these two elderly gentlemen walking down Oxford Street in Swansea.
It was a clear sunny day and there was real warmth in this relationship, easy going in each other's company, as if they had known each other for years, as they amble down the road. A day out away from wives and families perhaps? Just the boys!
I tried to captured this easy going relationship as if they meet up perhaps on designated days to "catch up" with all their news, and to find out what has been happening in their respective lives, to talk about their local sports teams, to "put the world to rights".
This is a painting about friendship, long enduring friendship and how it matters so much.
oil painting on linen canvas