I've been painting - old paintings - a couple of unfinished ones plus a some repairs because moving damaged a few plus two came back to me for repair because the owner of them recently moved.  conclusion: moving is hard on art and I suppose I didn't know this because it's never happened before, so much moving damage.  So anyway, some repairing and some new ones.

The repairs are on a couple of paintings, one about biblical Eve (top of the page), both were done about a million years ago.  I'm having a grand old time repairing because I decided I could do a better snake. originally, I used a tropical flower to suggest a snake but this time around, i stuck in a snake.  Hey, a snake is a snake.  Plus I gave her a mess of hair.  Neither is finished.  I worked on Eve's face but now she still needs lighting to offer a bit more detail.  But not much.  This was created as a study/cartoon that I planned to be a bigger painting that never happened.  

The other is the dream horse.  It was created from a dream I had - also about a million years ago.  The original painting wasn't very well drawn as I had never really spent time with horses but it had an earnestness that was pretty good, but at the time - when I went into the studio I didn't have any horse pictures, so I forged on.  I considered it a sketch i sort of fudged but this time around, once I filled in the breaks (it's painted on a masonite panel that lost huge chunks of paint), I covered the old horse and stuck in a new horse that's a bit more accurate and I got to jazz up the sunset, just because.  I feel good that at this point in my life I've had the good fortune to have gotten to know a little about horses. 

You've seen the autumn bouquet, but I'm posting it again because it's still a work in progress although, as always - it's just about done.  (hahaha)

And below is The Monkey - my granddaughter.  She is my favorite grandchild.  I know you're not supposed to have favorites but I do and what's more - she's earned the title.  She WANTs to be my darling so she is.  At the time it was important to do a good one but it wasn't happening then.  One of the issues is I'm not a painter from photos - they're too static but it was all I had.  Kids don't sit well.  I remember doing portraits of my sons = good paintings but damn if it didn't piss them off to have to sit there. 

Then I stumbled on a photo I fell in love with.  It spoke to her gentleness and loving quality.  So I have been working on this painting for a few weeks off and on.   I worked on another one for months some years back but total fail, although she liked it.  I didn't - it wasn't honest.  So this one is a long time coming. 

In a way it's kind of sad because the photo is about five or six years old and this little girl is grown.  So it's not the glam girl she is today - a gorgeous, very sophisticated college girl, studying in Italy - god knows what, but she's there doing something and dazzling the italians.  I miss her awfully so it's nice to look at her image and smile.  

As I told her father - some day I won't be around and maybe one day when she's a grown woman she'll look at this painting of 13 yr old her and she'll remember how much I love her.  And that's a nice thing to give someone.

look at that mug!

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on November 17, 2017 at 1:48pm

So are you telling me that I can blame my lack of boobage on Eve?

Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 1:49pm

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THANKS...

`

I'LL VIEW SLOWLY...

oops

A chimney Sweep

uses black soot

and paints bad

weather dooms

day paintings. I 

hear ` Ping '

and return.

Soon I'll get

out

of hearing

range of

pleasant

`Ping'

sound 

from nude

female...

` ~

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:(:)

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Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 1:52pm

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Young teen is angry  at

Her Father

because he

has bigger

breast...

`

~?`?`

: than She has?

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~`~

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Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 17, 2017 at 1:57pm

Amy it was the snake, that fucker!  

Arthur she's not angry.  She's hoping for a little action.  

Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 2:08pm

`She, thankfully

does not get

tips from West

Virginia Strip

Tease `Joints'

I now a West Virginian

Veteran Lower?

High Level Lawyer

who is wed to

Hannah Geffrert...

(Woman's Strike For Peace Founding President and Secretary)

He  did a Class Action Law Suitor?

Law Suit in ` Wild West Virginia and

Represented Stip-Tease Gorgeous

Cheated by Employer...

Them Dancers Who Were 

Robbed Love Gary Geffert

`

~

~:~

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Comment by koshersalaami on November 17, 2017 at 3:21pm

I love the painting of your granddaughter

Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 3:26pm

`

KOSHERSAALAMI?

oops...He gets sensitive.

No Tease? He reads the 

Old Testament Book Of

Job? And He considers a

New Job instead of Our?

Salon Blogger all Day and

Night? He get Honest Job?

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`cc`

`?

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Comment by koshersalaami on November 17, 2017 at 3:36pm

I don't know when you're teasing

Comment by Arthur James on November 17, 2017 at 3:41pm

````

Ya's wel?

Ya's ever

self-Eamine?

Examine Self

`

Sorceress?

No!

Socrates said?

a  Unexamined

Life is not Worth

Living... Sigh...

`

Goodnight

Sweet Heart

Goodnight...

Soon it Be a

'

Good Morning.

``?`'

`aye

`'`

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Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 17, 2017 at 4:29pm

aw thanks Kosh.  The colors don't really comeup properly in photos...the face looks kind of flat here but I think it's a pretty good painting.  again thanks.

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