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Sunday, 22 January 2012
I spent about 6 years at various Art Colleges, received a 1st class Hons degree, was encouraged by Carel Weight to attend The Royal College of Art (which I declined), and have about 40 years painting experience. None of which, of course, means I'm any more than an average bog-standard painter.
Above is a painting by Canada's very own 'Pocket Warhol'; a white capped Capucin monkey. These 'pictures' sell for about £250 each, and he can't produce enough for an ever-eager market.
Sometimes I wonder if my life wouldn't have been so much easier had I been born a Monkey. Maybe, even now, I should buy a Monkey suit. Life eh!
STORIES NOW SILENCED ..........
*Little did I know that the GIF of a sparkler that I put in my last post
to wish everyone a Happy New Year would have caused so much pain and be so
1 week 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!