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Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Dog Week: Monty's first portrait.
W C Fields rightly observed that one should 'Never work with children or animals'.
Dogs are notoriously difficult to draw, and one is lucky to get anything down on paper even after several 'sittings'. Even the portraits I did of my children, when they were small, are mostly unfinished on account of their fidgeting; dogs are far worse.
Anyway, here's young Monty; still really a pup' at 11 months. He's patiently waiting for a 'treat' that I placed on a table, just above nose height.
PICTURES & PLANES ..........
*I went to the cinema yesterday ..... I like this cinema. It's an
independent, three screen cinema for arthouse and mainstream films, plus
theatre and b...
2 months ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!