After such horrible happenings last week, it seems a bit self-indulgent to post anything that isn’t meaningful or thought provoking, but life must go on I suppose. Solidarity seems to be the key word here in France. It was incredibly moving to see so many people gathering together with a common feeling of disgust and loathing towards such disregard for the preciousness of human life. Let’s hope it forms a permanent multicultural multireligious alliance against such abominations. Whilst I’m not sure if we do have the right to offend, (still sitting on the fence here), nobody has the right to murder another human being. Sticks and stones and all that.
A friend who is an artist/llustrator, Alan Baker, ( http://www.illustrationweb.com/artists/AlanBaker/view) sent me his cartoon, and I have his permission to show it here, it’s poignant and clever :
he also sent me a link to a compilation of anti-terrorist cartoons that the BBC have put together here. My favourites are Pope’s and @Adamstoon1
AND SO TO THE MUNDANE: I’m trying hard keep to my resolution to do a painting a day, however for the sake of sanity I have lowered the bar to making sure that I do something artistic everyday, so this could be an ipad drawing, a sketch or a painted sketch, or, more hopefully, the start of a painting.
Here’s an ipad drawing :
and here’s a painting from it in oil, 50cmx20cm :
now- 2 more small paintings 10×10, A. a piece of wasp nest, I may add a wasp , I’m thinking about it:
B. some acorns:
Lastly a few paint sketches: