Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 6” x 6”
I had an e-mail from a friend the other day who complained that I had been remiss in my blog duties, that I have not fleshed out the posted paintings with my usual amusing stories and bon mots. I'll grant you les mots justes have not been readily at my fingertips. Perhaps it is laziness on my part or is it that I have spent my creative energy on creating the painting and have nothing left for the blog? I usually tell myself that I will do the write up in the morning when I am fresh. Sometimes this happens but more often than not it doesn't. Gene Fowler said "Writing is easy: you just stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood appear on your forehead."
Henceforth I will try and give the paintings a little background.
JJ brought me a little present tonight; a live mouse he found in the basement. He was plainly pleased with himself, since he isn't allowed outside and has hitherto only had various faux mice to play with. His delight turned to frustration when his treasure made a break for it and wound up behind my bookcase. JJ is in there still, biding his time.