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Monday, 13 July 2015

LOOK UP AT THE STARS


It has been a lean time for me lately for art and painting, Neither have I posted here for a long time.  But now, back in Brussels for a while, things are looking up, Although perhaps not for the unlucky Greeks who spent all last night in conference with their creditors just down the road!

I went for a walk two days or so ago, a slightly cooler day, down the hill to see my Shangri-La, Parc Parmentier, and was not disappointed. On the way there I walked, as usual, through a restful little garden connecting two streets and, to my delight, found this beautiful graffiti on the back rests of two benches and was spell bound. 

In fact the benches are black and the text is white and the hedge is longer and the seats are further apart.  I had, in an empty state of mind, left my sketching things at home but I had my camera. So I took a quick snap, well two actually to fit in all  as a panorama and produced this edited vision when I returned

I was so happy when, eventually, I reached the park, which was as beautiful and tranquil as ever,  that I took  lots of photos as visual notes. I prefer to draw in situ but this was different.  There are already four paintings coming together and one or two  may be OK. I will show them here  later maybe.
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But, on the moment, I am so grateful for the visionary who wrote those words and lifted my heart