Archive for April, 2013

Contentment

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , on April 28, 2013 by belfastdavid

21 Contentment
I do wonder what difference it would make to the impact of the painting if I changed the book to a Kindle?

NB  The original of this painting is not available to download except to the person depicted in it. And he already has a copy.

David

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App. They are done on my iPad. That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas). I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me. That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice. I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business) But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David

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The Big Stuff

Posted in Poetry with tags , on April 23, 2013 by belfastdavid

I cut myself shaving,
wonder whether
to throw myself
off a tall building.

Can’t be arsed.

She washed the dishes,
then scoured
the inside of my tea mug
with a Brillo pad.

She will have to go.

The big stuff
I can cope with.
The small stuff
is harder.

Autumn Colours

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , on April 16, 2013 by belfastdavid

20 Autumn Colours

If I’m not at home,
nor on the pier at Whitby,
you may find me here:

camera, bird book,
flask of coffee, writing pad;
peaceful and content

David

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App. They are done on my iPad. That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas). I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me. That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice. I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business) But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David

Awakening

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , , , on April 7, 2013 by belfastdavid

19 Awakening

This poem was written on a day exactly like that depicted in this painting.
I was sitting on the pier in the damp, in the gloom, in the mist when suddenly I felt a lightness of spirit which was nothing to do with my surroundings. Then it started to rain.
So the poem was written in the Battery Parade cafe where I went to get out of the rain, to have a mug of hot milky coffee and likely a bacon and egg sandwich.

David

Awakening

I sometimes wonder why and where you go,
or is it me who is the one to leave,
for when I look I always find you there.

Why does it take so long for me to see
that you won’t help unless I ask you to,
And when I look I always find you there.

I’ve struggled this time, that’s for bloody sure
and reached a point that’s way and far too low.
But when I’d given in then there you were.

I have to say I put the ground work in,
and then you came, amidst the pouring rain.
I wasn’t looking, but that’s where you were.

You caught me by surprise, walking on the pier.
And now there’s work that really must be done.
For when I looked, it’s true that you were there.

Availability of Paintings

I do my paintings using Brushes App. They are done on my iPad. That means the original image is on a computer rather than on paper or canvas.

I print them off on a good quality printer to good quality paper (or canvas). I then have them mounted and framed and hang them on my wall.

I have chosen, almost from the beginning, to display them on the web as photos of the paintings. To put the computer image up would be tantamount to giving my art away and that does not seem right somehow.

I could sell framed copies (I have sold some) but to be honest I have no motivation to put in the effort and energy which doing that requires. I would much rather use that effort and energy in making more paintings.

I have also had requests from people who would like particular paintings on their own walls and I have invariably allowed them to use the computer image to print them off.

So, pondering all that, I have decided that the way forward will be  –

1. I will continue to display on the web using photos of paintings.

2. If you would like a copy for your wall then email me and I will send you a computer image.

3. If you do print it off and hang it on your wall then I ask two things –

A. You take a photo and email it to me. That would be nice for me.

and

B. You make a donation to a charity of your choice. I have no desire to know the amount (none of my business) But it would be nice to know which charity.

So that is the deal

David