Shades of Grey and a Touch of Red
Yesterday I did another of my pen and Ink Drawings and delivered it to the customer who had asked me to do this particular building. It seems that I have discovered what to others seems obvious; people like to have art in their home that means something to them.
It took a very dear friend to tell me this; or at least to gently remind me that this was life. I have a head full of abstract paintings that I would love to commit to canvas and yet I am getting more and more requests for pen and ink paintings.
My blogger friends, those who still visit my blog, seem to think that I should keep doing this. Anyway, the problem for the moment is solved. I discovered yesterday that I had sold a painting twice. It is easy to do when you hang paintings in a public space and also make the available on your website at the same time.
So in the next two days or so I have to do another of my Castle painting. Fortunately the people involved are not at all concerned that they will have similar paintings.
Sometimes the obvious is the last thing we see. Let me share a funny story with you. Before I do maybe I have to explain to some that as a boy I watched a programme on television with the main characters being, The Lone Ranger and his Indian sidekick Tonto. I always had a great love for the character Tonto. Of the two he always seemed to be the thinker.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, "Kemosabe, look towards sky, what you see?"
The Lone Ranger replies, "I see millions of stars."
"What that tell you?" asked Tonto.
The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says,
"Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning.
Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.
Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
“What's it tell you, Tonto?"
“You dumber than buffalo chip. Someone stole the tent," Says Tonto.
I have decided that from now on I will only post this one blog. Anything I have to say about the artwork used I will say on here. I am aware that it is a menace for readers to have to switch to another blog, for more of the same.
Shades of Gray and a Touch of Red.
The painting used today is one of my latest abstracts. I painted it somewhat tongue in check when I kept overhearing people speaking about a book that I certainly felt I had no desire to read.
I sued only three colours to paint it. It has been hanging in one of my inns where I am aware that at least two people are interested in purchasing it, but I wait in uncertain hope.