This is a 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas inspired by a photo taken by Marilyn Armstrong. I just started it today but when I saw her photo, it spoke to me. It will require more work.
BTW we had our Federal election yesterday. The people have spoken. Pretty boy has had his wings clipped. It’s a minority government and I’m happy with that.
Canada is having a Federal election on Monday. There were a large number of Canadians who took advantage of the advance voting polls and this is a warning sign for the incumbent Prime Minister. The people are mad. When a number of our Senators were milking the system I was enraged enough to write this song. Yes that is me and I’m hopping mad. I didn’t go to the advanced poll. It’s a secret ballet and I not letting them know until the last minute….mainly because I’m undecided. But you can be sure that pretty boy isn’t on the list of eligibles.
This is an 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas I started about two weeks ago. I did the origin drawing on a sheet of paper then drew it again on the canvas. I started to fill it in, working on the sky then the mountains (Himalayas). It is considered the “Jewel of the Himalayas” or the “roof top of the world”. Down below the Palace the devoted approach the holy site prone. Wooden slats attached to their hands they throw them selves down upon the ground and pull themselves forward. Monks walk by in their saffron gowns. The White Palace contains the main ceremonial hall with the throne of the Dalai Lama, and his private rooms and audience hall are on the uppermost level. Within the Palace are 698 murals, almost 10,000 painted scrolls, numerous sculptures, carpets, canopies, curtains, porcelain, jade, and fine objects of gold and silver, as well as a large collection of sutras and important historical documents.
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Police officer who shot and killed a woman in her home early Saturday morning has been booked into the Tarrant County Jail and charged with murder. Apparently a neighbour was concerned about the wellbeing of the woman and called the police. “That beautiful 28-year old woman is dead, shot right in front of her nephew just because her neighbor called the cops for a welfare check and she ends up dead less than a second after a cop barks orders at her to “Put her hands up” in her own damn house.” Shelby Courtland.
I’m pretty tired. Just cooked a 15 lb. turkey for 12 people. One of our clan couldn’t make it, so 11 of us sat down together for this special meal. I thought we’d talk politics but that was earlier in the afternoon. We are having a Federal election a week Monday. Everyone is fed up with the present regime. There’s a strong “Green” movement amongst us. I just want to send the present entities packing. It’s going to be an exciting election. It’s such a good feeling to turf the bums out. But we seem to swing from one set of bums to the next set of bums. Oh Lord, where are the honourable statesmen of our country? Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
We are having a Federal election on October 21st so tonight I went to an all candidates meeting. The question I posed was about the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. This is a “globalist” approach to maximize benefits to the upper echelon of “big business” while thwarting the benefits to the average worker. A company goes to their MP and tells them they can’t find workers and they need to bring foreign works in. Truth be told, they can’t find workers who will work for the paltry wages they want to pay so they want to bring in workers who will. This is tantamount to slave labour in many cases and it’s the inspiration for the song The Quarter Man. 4:21 min.
This is a mere, quick paper sketch of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. After doing the Prayer Wheel of the Jokhang Temple of Lhasa, it is imperative to do the Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959. The one thing that stands out in my memory of this place is the room where the Dalai Lama left in a great hurry. He left behind a book on a table and his prayer beads. It is a magnificent building that meanders all over the mountain with stairways here and there, as you can see by this drawing.
I was wondering what I was going to post today and thought it was about this time of year that we were in Greece. With that thought in mind I bring you Olives and Ouzo. 3:20 min.