Archive for June, 2013

Lunching in the Park

Posted in Poetry on June 23, 2013 by belfastdavid

Newspaper from a lady
who clearly hates her job
with a passion.

Two hot Cornish Pasties
from someone much more
inclined to smile –
it makes a difference.

Large milky coffee
from the man with a van
in the park.

We talk about the weather –
today is the longest
day of the year.

Find a bench, sit down,
eat my lunch,
people watch –

The swagger (look at me)
of the alpha male.

Those two are surely
having an affair.

Young men, with low-slung trousers,
advertising underpants.

Designer trainers look the part,
but if I was that size and shape
I would not be jogging
in the noon-time heat.
Heart attack territory methinks.

Young girls with mobile phones
permanently attached.
“Hi, I’m in the park” DUH!

Your mothers would advise –
show legs or cleavage,
never both together.

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Whitby Postcard

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , on June 19, 2013 by belfastdavid

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I will be getting cards made from this painting.
So if you are expecting a card from me soon, it will likely be one of these.

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.

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  – 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

Through My Window (I wish)

Posted in David's Paintings with tags , , , on June 5, 2013 by belfastdavid

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I do not have to live by the sea
to be able to sit back
in my armchair, recline it,
close my eyes and dream