都柏林  Host Anthony&Pauline

Dublin Host Anthony&Pauline

 

這是Pauline與Anthony,此畫100%原汁原味地、難得地、成功地呈現二人的外形+性格+神情,終於畫到啦,好感動……

 

Pauline是妻子,她是位穩重可愛的胖太太,她可以很專心地望着我,安份乖巧地做一個好模特。

Pauline也是我第一個認識的都柏林人,初埗都柏林時,我原定在朋友「盼盼」家屈蛇,怎知盼盼剛去了短途旅行,路上塞車,未及返家,她便引薦我到Pauline與Anthony的家過夜。

 

Pauline與我從未相見,但只憑盼盼的一通電話,就接納了我這個異國來客,一是二人熱心助人,二是盼盼魅力驚人,無論是盼盼還是Anthony與Pauline,真的非常感謝!

 

我到達Pauline家時,兩位乖孫剛巧來玩,加上鄰居的南亞孩子與細細隻的白狗,五人一犬非常熱鬧,其樂無窮。

孫女最喜歡蹦蹦跳,她的雙腳就像裝了彈弓,看着她不停跳跳紮,我終於明白為何大河之舞(經典踢躂舞劇)會是愛爾蘭傳統國技,這位愛爾蘭小孩的跳上跳落,就是踢躂舞基本的跳踏舞步:)

孫仔年紀尚小,最愛模仿姐姐,姐姐吃糖他也吃糖,姐姐去邊他也去邊,姐弟情深呢。

 

不少南亞人士定居香港,但南亞小孩與香港小孩鮮有一起玩耍;而在愛爾蘭,當我看到白人與南亞人毫無隔礙地玩在一塊,我才發現香港的種族壁疊分明,不同種族間甚少交流。

 

 

Anthony是丈夫,他與Pauline剛剛相反,活潑好動,要乖乖坐下當模特,對他而言是大挑戰,剛坐下不久,他就像猴子般渾身不自在,開始左郁右郁,不時伸手落梳化拿啤酒喝(畫中右下角的黃杯),留意畫中的他,人在心不在,眼神早已飄向遠方……

 

Anthony對愛爾蘭有很深的感情,他常駕車帶我去他最引以自豪的山林湖泊,愛爾蘭的水資源非常豐富,潺潺流水就在山林馬路旁湧出,沿着馬路窄渠直衝落山,仿如一張流動的透明地氊。

Anthony又是Mountain Meitheal的義工(盼盼也是此會義工),他們義務在山林修建小橋、避難屋等,方便登山者;Anthony站在一條小河前,指着以大石撘成的澗水路,自豪地說:「我有份起架!」

 

在長長的開車時間,Anthony喜歡播放愛爾蘭民謠,又關心愛爾蘭時局,熱衷議政,他的金句特多,摘錄如下:

 

行經一尊英國人雕像時:

應該炸冧佢,為什麼不樹立愛爾蘭人雕像?!

 

對於蘇格蘭公投後決定留英:

蘇格蘭人一定後悔。

 

對於英國人:

所有英國鬼子都係衰人,除了披頭四。

 

愛爾蘭政府考慮收水費(水費一直是免費),Anthony上街抗議,

我問:政府會抓你嗎?

Anthony:他們拒絕拉我,我倒希望他們抓我,上街抗議收水費而被抓,這會是國際醜聞!

 

 

我請Anthony與Pauline擺出「自己覺得最放鬆的姿勢」,最後的描線主色都是二人自選(Anthony選綠色,因為綠色代表愛爾蘭;Pauline喜歡紅色所以選紅色),此畫的姿勢、神情、小物準確地捕充了人物的個性與習慣,大成功!好滿意!

 

 

 

This is Pauline and Anthony. I am so happy that this picture finally, successfully, 100% captured their appearance+personality+expression. I did it, YEAH!

 

Pauline is the wife. She is a lovely calm lady with a little bit fatty. She really is a good model. She can sit for a long time and look at me in focus.

Pauline is the first Irish person I have ever known. I planned to stay in my friend Panpan’s home but she was on a short road trip and stuck in traffic. Panpan then introduced me to Pauline and I stay with them for the first night in Dublin.

 

Pauline and I had never met but she still hosted me. They are really helpful people! (And Panpan’s charming effect is powerful!) I own lots of thanks to Pauline, Anthony and Panapn!

 

Pauline’s grandchildren+neighbour’s South East Asia kid+the small white dog were playing in Pauline’s home when I first arrived. 5 people and 1 dog sure would be lots of fun.

Granddaughter loves JUMPING. It seems a pair of slingshots were installed into her legs. I understood why the Rivedance (A classical tap dance production) would be a national dance that represent Ireland. This Irish young girl keep jumping up and down and they are just the basic steps for tap dance:)

Grandson was young. He likes to imitate his sister. Sister eats candy and he eats candy too. He follows his sister everywhere. They really have good relationship.

 

There are quite a lot of South East Asia people living in Hong Kong but the SE Asia kids and local kids seldom play together. I realised the thick wall between different races in Hong Kong and there are not much communication between different races when I looked at the SE Asia kids and the Irish kids happily playing together in Dublin.

 

 

Anthony is the husband. He is just an opposite from Pauline. It was a big challenge for him to sit down for a while to be a model. He started moving like monkey after a few minutes sitting on sofa. He kept reaching out for his beer under the sofa (the yellow cup in the right-low corner in the picture). Pay attention to his eyes on the picture, his body still in the sofa but his soul is already flying to the moon…

 

Anthony loves Ireland very much. He had driven me to his favourite forest and lake for walking a couple times.

Ireland had a rich water resources. Water is just flowing out on the road in maintains and rush downhill like a moving transparent carpet.

Anthony is a Mountain Meitheal volunteer.(and so does Panpan) They would build little bridges, emergency houses in mountains for the climbers, nature lovers and EVERYONE. Anthony stood in front of a little river and pointing to a little ‘bridge’ made by rocks and proudly present, ‘I had help building it!’

 

Anthony like to play traditional Irish folk songs on the long drive. He care about the society and loves to discuss politics. He had lots of quotes like:

 

When driving pass a British statue:

We should bomb it off. Why shouldn’t we set up an Irish statue?!

 

About Scotland decide to stay with England after referendum:

The Scoots will regret.

 

About Brits:

All Brits are bad, except The Beatles.

 

The Irish government was considering to charge water tax (water was always free). Anthony goes to street to protest.

I asked, ‘Did the government arrest you?’

Anthony, ‘They refused to arrest me, I wish they did! That would be an international scandal if I was arrested by protesting against water tax,’

 

 

I asked Anthony and Pauline to sit for a ‘most relaxing pose’. They chose their own main coloring outline. (Anthony pick green because green represent Ireland and Pauline pick red because she likes color red)

The posture, expression and little objects precisely captured their personality and habit. I really love this picture and it’s a big success!

4人一犬4people 1dog
4人一犬4people 1dog
hi~
hi~
yeah!
yeah!
跳跳紮the jumping Queen1
跳跳紮the jumping Queen1
跳跳紮the jumping Queen2
跳跳紮the jumping Queen2
跳跳紮the jumping Queen3
跳跳紮the jumping Queen3
跳跳紮the jumping Queen4
跳跳紮the jumping Queen4
細路的工作就係玩A kid's job is to play
細路的工作就係玩A kid's job is to play
細路的工作就係玩.A kid's job is to play
細路的工作就係玩.A kid's job is to play
細路的工作就係玩A kid's job is to play.
細路的工作就係玩A kid's job is to play.
.細路的工作就係玩A kid's job is to play
.細路的工作就係玩A kid's job is to play
你睇我唔到~you can't see me~
你睇我唔到~you can't see me~
呵呵haha.
呵呵haha.
玩鼻水play with snivel
玩鼻水play with snivel
呵呵.haha
呵呵.haha
.呵呵haha
.呵呵haha
美beautiful
美beautiful
糖果店Candy shop
糖果店Candy shop
吃了藍糖just ate blue candy
吃了藍糖just ate blue candy
姐弟sister&brother
姐弟sister&brother
吃了藍糖just ate blue candy.
吃了藍糖just ate blue candy.
吃了藍糖.just ate blue candy
吃了藍糖.just ate blue candy
又跳jump again
又跳jump again
三人幫3 gangs
三人幫3 gangs
簡直似廣告like an ad!
簡直似廣告like an ad!
一齊玩play together
一齊玩play together
yeah!.
yeah!.
一齊玩play together.
一齊玩play together.
hi~~
hi~~
等老細waiting...
等老細waiting...
愛爾蘭的水資源好豐富Ireland had a rice resource in water
愛爾蘭的水資源好豐富Ireland had a rice resource in water
愛爾蘭的水資源好豐富Ireland had a rice resource in water.
愛爾蘭的水資源好豐富Ireland had a rice resource in water.
反對收水費against water bill
反對收水費against water bill
反對收水費against water bill.
反對收水費against water bill.
在鄉間Anthony in country
在鄉間Anthony in country
有份幫手的Anthony helps built this bridge
有份幫手的Anthony helps built this bridge
有份幫手的!Anthony helps built this bridge~
有份幫手的!Anthony helps built this bridge~
有份幫手的!Anthony helps built this bridge.
有份幫手的!Anthony helps built this bridge.
有份幫手的!Anthony helps built this bridge
有份幫手的!Anthony helps built this bridge
不用涉水了no more wet boot
不用涉水了no more wet boot
由冰川融化,河中仲有一舊冰Water melt from glacier and an iceburg still melting in the river!
由冰川融化,河中仲有一舊冰Water melt from glacier and an iceburg still melting in the river!
夕陽無限好~sunset!!
夕陽無限好~sunset!!
夕陽無限好~sunset!
夕陽無限好~sunset!
.有份幫手的!Anthony helps built this bridge
.有份幫手的!Anthony helps built this bridge
Pauline and Anthony
Pauline and Anthony
這教堂在區內Church near home
這教堂在區內Church near home
佢地在此結婚!they got marry here!
佢地在此結婚!they got marry here!
合照with the picture
合照with the picture
Pauline& the picture
Pauline& the picture
Anthony
Anthony
就係咁畫draw this way
就係咁畫draw this way