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They can't draw or paint or create a half-decent artwork but are worshiped by the art establishment as Gods. We prefer to remain infidels and refuse to kowtow to the False Gods of Art.

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Oct 13, 2010

What a bloody marvelous painting, part 9

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On A Clear Day
Oil on Canvas
30" x 34"

Details -

Duffy Sheridan-
I know painters are always on the lookout for an inspired moment, when everything is perfect, and this was one of them.

One morning while standing overlooking the ocean with my model, a breath of air lifted the brim on her hat and the image felt perfect to me. In the studio, I reconstructed that image, always trying to maintain in my mind that moment. I love this painting!

So do I! And the Woodhousian name 'Duffy', too!

Green Death

The tireless Delingpole (does he sleep?) has this painting on his blog with the caption - "Our glorious green future"

Our glorious green future

It is a detail from the The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525 – 9 September 1569) -

The Triumph of Death
oil on panel
117 cm X 162 cm (46 in X 63.8 in)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder(painted c. 1562)

A detail-

And another -

Yes, it does look like a world run by environmentalists. Think this is hyperbole? Then you haven't been paying attention to millions now dead and millions that will continue to die because of Greenie's war on DDT. This makes environmentalists bigger killers than Hitler,Mao or Stalin. Over sixty million dead in Africa alone by one estimate.Not only are they indifferent to this massive suffering, some(many?) are quietly satisfied-

Those who were initiated into the higher mysteries of environmentalism saw the reduction of the human population as a benefit, although they’re generally more circumspect about saying so in public these days. As quoted by Walter Williams, the founder of the Malthusian Club of Rome, Alexander King, wrote in 1990: “My own doubts came when DDT was introduced. In Guayana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria. So my chief quarrel with DDT, in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem.” Another charming quote comes from Dr. Charles Wurster, a leading opponent of DDT, who said of malaria deaths: “People are the cause of all the problems. We have too many of them. We need to get rid of some of them, and this is as good a way as any.”

Nice people!

Next time you come across a Greenie who wants your help(and your wallet) to save the planet, ask him about the ban on DDT and if that weighs on his soul.You may discover that likely he doesn't have one.

Oct 2, 2010

My art - Above It All - a drawing

Above It All
a drawing 

A detail -

Detail 2-

Detail 3-

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