Inspired by George W. Brush, I decided to make a quick sketch of Georgia blogger and former CIA man (Sweden Division) Mr R. Brague (aka Rhymes with Plague, aka Bjorn Leddstrom). The preparatory sketch took me less than five minutes to do and precedes a full size oil painting that will hang in the forthcoming "Sweden and the Cold War" Exhibition in Stockhom University.
"O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." - Hamlet Act II scene ii
6 April 2014
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Your sketch is MUCH better!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary Z. I need a new life model. Would you be cool about taking your clothes off for me - in the name of Art?Delete
I'm cool, but not THAT cool! I'm a painter, but I haven't done nudes (painting OR modeling) in many years.Delete
Our bodies are merely physical vehicles and I have reserved a parking space for you on my zebra rug!Delete
Perfect YP. You should have given him a third eye to the right of his right one. You will know what the opposite of sinister is. I have always thought it took an idiot to attack the moral high ground and mention any of the Brushes in the same paragraphReplyDelete
Bob get painting and stop playing with your organ.
Bob is a great guy. I have "known" him through blogging for a long time now. I hope my little "put up or shut up" sketch will not cause him any offence. Though I say it myself I believe I have more artistic ability in my little finger than Dubya has in his entire ex-presidential personage. He should try barbecuing sausages instead.Delete
A frog as more brain in a front toe that most right wing Americans.Delete
Your little fingers artistic talents are neither here nor there they are dangerous in their ignorance. They are a bit daft, they believe in creationism and scientology. They can appear normal but they aren't. Even by my low standards they are barking mad.
Adrian - I can assure you that Mr Brague is not barking mad. Like I said before he is a great guy - kind, generous, talented, law-abiding and fair - a veritable vertebra in the backbone of Middle America.Delete
It's that middle America that worries me. I bet he goes to a funny church.Delete
Bugger it. He will answer for himself. Or he will duck off to the latter day saints for advice and illumination.
I rely on you for esoteric information.....What is the opposite of sinister....Don't fret I'll Google it.
Dexter, Adrian. The Romans didn't say Left, Right. They said Sinister, Dexter. Leastways they did when I was a legionnaire.Delete
YP, you obviously have a talent with the pencil as well as the pen for you to Brague that it took you less than five minutes.ReplyDelete
Thank you Carol. If you post a photo of yourself in a skimpy bikini I shall endeavour to sketch you too.Delete
Carol, don't. Keep my dreams alive. Go on then post a good piccy. I'm used to not scoring with fit totty.Delete
Carol my request was of an aesthetic, airy nature but I fear that Adrian's associated request was of a baser character.Delete
Now, Mr. YP, are you asking everybody to model nude for you???Delete
No. Only you Mary Z. Carol would be allowed to wear a bikini.Delete
Adrian must be tipping the bottle a bit too much there in the wilds of western Scotland, alone with his dogs and his RV in the cold. I do understand his frustration with all things Bush and Dithery Dave, but how did I get included as one of the bad guys? Sleep it off, Ade. Your adoring public request that you return to your pseudo-sweet self sooner rather than later, posthaste, as it were.ReplyDelete
My church, by the by, is Methodist.
Thanks to you, Pudding,I am now "immortalised in blog" -- but you made me look a bit more firm, set in my ways, and grim-looking than I am in real life, I think. 'Tis my moustache that turns down, not my mouth. And you've got the lips a little too thin and clenched a little too tight. Check that photo on my sidebar one more time and please come up with a happier version!
Hey - don't tempt me man! You wanna look like Spongebob Squarepants? Stockholm University's Cold War theme would be thrown into chaos if images of former CIA agents were presented like a bunch of laughing Jimmy Durantes! That brooding "man of mystery" character was deliberate. You can run but you cannot hide.Delete
I wouldn't presume to be an art critic but I do think that the sketch portrays you as a very amiable person Robert. I think it's rather good (even though I'm not too keen on heaping praise on YP).Delete
GB - Please hire a dumper truck, load it with boundless praise and drive it over to my place. Thanks in anticipation.Delete
"You wanna look like Spongebob Squarepants?" - Hahahahaha brilliant. You've actually done an excellent job with that sketch Mr Pudding, as I am about to repeat upon 'The Bob's' page right now *smiles.Delete
P.S. - I didn't check what the dictionary says, but the literal opposite of sinister is dextrous. In Latin, sinistra means left hand and dextra means right hand. Over the years they came to mean, in general, "something bad" and "something good" --ReplyDelete
Thank heavens I am right-handed!Delete
The sketch is very good, although I have not looked at the original for comparison. And just before you start working out a schedule for all the models you want to sketch now (wearing bikinis or not), there already is a sketch of me on my blog. A painter has made it of me in preparation of an oil painting he sold for stacks of money, I believe. The post is from December 2009. Also, my very first blog post contains a similar sketch (but one that was not turned into an oil painting, as far as I know.)ReplyDelete
Forgot to say that in Italian, it is still "a destra" for right and "a sinistra" for left.Delete
You have cruelly pre-empted my creative plans. I was thinking of making an image of you in clay for the Ludwigsburg Palace for visitors to ogle at. I shall check out the sketches you alluded to Arian.Delete
Not a bad sketch at all, another talent hidden under your bush-el (get it?!).ReplyDelete
Getting back to the origins of your artistic outburst, I can't really criticize Bush's paintings as I know even less about art than him, but if we're talking about his politics, that's another question ...
Bush himself hid his talents under his own bushel so very well that he could never find them!Delete
I already knew that you had studied art, YP, but enjoyed seeing this. Please can we see more of your art work from time to time?ReplyDelete
Elizabeth - unlike George W. Brush, I am bashful. I know I should practise my artistic skills more than I do. Maybe one day soon I'll show something else.Delete
I had never noticed Mr Brague's uncanny likeness to the whistling Kenyan Roger Whittaker before. Twins separated at birth surely?ReplyDelete
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