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unfinished

Post by Geoffrey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:07 am

old abandoned one found on a shelf. never could get on with watercolour, but unlike leonard - it survived :-(
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Re: unfinished

Post by Gentle Reader » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:09 am

Beautiful, Geoffrey.
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Re: unfinished

Post by Geoffrey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:54 am

Gentle Reader wrote:Beautiful, Geoffrey.
thank you. i loved that guy, you know - and i think he liked me quite a lot too.
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Re: unfinished

Post by sereneava » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:00 pm

Dear Geoffrey, thank you for sharing about your friendship with Leonard. Also your drawings and paintings. My spirits always lift when I log onto the forum and see a new post from you. This photo of you and Leonard is beautiful and it certainly looks as though he liked you very much.
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Re: unfinished

Post by Geoffrey » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:52 am

sereneava wrote:Dear Geoffrey, thank you for sharing about your friendship with Leonard. Also your drawings and paintings. My spirits always lift when I log onto the forum and see a new post from you. This photo of you and Leonard is beautiful and it certainly looks as though he liked you very much.
i don't know what to say. am not used to being treated with such kindness. it's a very nice feeling - thank you. nothing to offer in exchange, except perhaps a poor doodle (only about 10x15cm) from the corner of a journal. the page contained some thoughts on leonard's passing, and it seemed appropriate to fill an empty space at the bottom. do not feel obligated to respond to this, but by all means treat yourself to something nice :-)
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Post by MaryB » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:15 pm

An exquisite doodle Geoffrey.
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Re: unfinished

Post by Geoffrey » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:53 pm

MaryB wrote:An exquisite doodle Geoffrey.
thank you so much, dear mary. as i've said before, i do feel a tinge of guilt when people praise these pictures i post, because they are produced quickly and with almost no effort. they seem to just materialise. hundreds of them, especially leonard, in acrylic paints, charcoal, coloured spices, marker pens, salt, black coffee, chalks, pencils, powdered milk, biro pens, toothpaste, crayons, sugar, pastel sticks, oil paints, watercolours - you name it. haven't seen any mosaic ones appear yet, even though i put a hammer and some panes of coloured glass on a shelf in my atelier; god is probably waiting for the right moment. sold three pictures of leonard last week :-)
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Re: unfinished

Post by Vicomte » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:55 pm

I have to say, Geoffrey you do very much appear to have mellowed well with the demise of Leonard. Your drawings are very good, one minute or or one week, the result is the matter of any works.
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
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Post by MaryB » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:42 pm

Geoffrey wrote: i do feel a tinge of guilt when people praise these pictures i post, because they are produced quickly and with almost no effort. they seem to just materialise. sold three pictures of leonard last week :-)
All your artwork is worthy of praise, so please don't feel guilty.

Hooray - hope you sell many, many more!
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Re: unfinished

Post by Geoffrey » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:25 am

MaryB wrote:
Geoffrey wrote: i do feel a tinge of guilt when people praise these pictures i post, because they are produced quickly and with almost no effort. they seem to just materialise. sold three pictures of leonard last week :-)
All your artwork is worthy of praise, so please don't feel guilty.

Hooray - hope you sell many, many more!
thank you, dear mary - these are warm and encouraging words. yes, i am grateful every time these pictures disappear, not primarily because of the money, but because it is a way of being reminded of the impermanency of everything. as a child, and to the great entertainment of other pupils at school, i had a severe nervous tic, as well as the less visible arithmomania. these ailments remain even today, although to a lesser degree. i am acutely aware i possess no creative talent; that was drummed into me by the art teacher. i am also aware i was unloved; that was beaten into me by a stepfather who resented having to bring up someone else's child. these pictures i sell seem to come from a mysterious location, and they are quite precious because they suggest proof of a power that is unfathomable, an energy as uncontrollable as tics and arithmomania. i know not if there is a god, my intellect tells me it is unlikely - but there is definitely something mysterious going on. one day, in the near future, this meat suit i wear will be discarded, it will disappear forever like the pictures people buy - and then i may find out :-)

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Re: unfinished

Post by musicmania » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:03 am

You ARE loved, and you DO have creative talent. Lots of it. I wish I had a fraction of your talent. It is time to let go off the wrong thoughts of your art teacher and step father. I had an art teacher who hated me, but then one who loved me, so one of them was wrong!

The speed you draw and paint is just how evident it is that you have an amazing talent. Accept it, accept the love, and allow yourself to believe this.
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Re: unfinished

Post by MaryB » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:48 pm

Dear Geoffrey,

Your talent is bountiful and limitless!

Loving regards,
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Re: unfinished

Post by Geoffrey » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:20 am

thank you, musicmania and mary b. :-) . i prefer to believe that if any talent manifests itself through the pictures that materialise, it is rather by chance than effort. one theory is that an accident was the first building block of evolution, and jesus was just an ambulance driver. anyone claiming to have unravelled the mystery of the stars would be either a poet or a fraud ;-)

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