Ever go to the race track? You bring a pocketful of your money, and wager it on the outcome of races run by some impeccably bred thoroughbred horses. While many do make successful wagers and leave the place with fatter wallets then when they arrived, lots of people head home, or to a nearby watering-hole disappointed and with an appreciably thinner wallet. There are no sure things in horse racing. That’s the way it’s always been, and that is why they call betting on a horse race a gamble, or taking a chance.
Starting a relationship with a woman is also something of a gamble, or as we say, taking a chance. Will she go out with you? Will she be willing to get intimate with you sooner rather than later? Will she marry you? And of course, will it be forever?
These are the series of questions that come up in every situation that evolves from a man/woman encounter in which the participants take note of each other with interest. Each of you reading this may have ‘wagered’ on the outcome of these questions, and just like when you wager on a horse race, some of you may have come out on the wrong side of those bets, and the end of the relationship was just another way of tearing up some ‘tickets’.
Of course I am not truly comparing betting on the horse races with starting relationships with a member of the opposite sex.
For our topic in this column we will look at a few assorted women that I have no doubt you’d be all for having a relationship with any one of them. Of course they are not real,but they might be excellent renditions of real people through the imagination and dextrous hands of a world-class artist.
The art works displayed in this column are by artist Rob Hefferan who is from Cheshire, in the UK. He’s skilled in various mediums from oils to charcoal. His subjects are often couples, or gorgeous single women, animals, and life studies from Africa. He also does work for children in the sphere of illustrating books and book jackets.
I‘m very impressed with his style in portraying these couples as well as stunning portraits of women alone. First, there are the broad strokes of the atmospheric backgrounds, where Hefferan often employs the ‘brightly lighted window’, or a darkened interior, and then we have the shadowy lovers, and finally, the intricate foreground details.
You may not be able to identify the models, but surely, you can see and feel the powerful joi de vrie, or in the case of the single women, look at impressive amount of details that just adds to the overall allure of these beautiful ladies.
Check out the romantic aura in Rob Heffernan’s paintings on display. Surely this is the work of a winning artist.