Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Wine and Roses

Last of the summer wine
It has been a couple weeks since I posted. Settting up a new studio borders on the profane yet it is a good feeling to have a lot of new space to play in. Another knife painting in oil where the focus was to tackle water and reflection. Like a lot of painters, I get to the end and feel "I really don't have the hang of this". Such is the humility that comes with an avocation like painting.


Blogger atenea crisoelefantina said...

hi dear argos...
please tell me wich drawings you like, so i can tell you the measurements exactly...
lots of kisses!!!!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Bart said...

Yes... I know the feeling... looks good though!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Daniele Marioli said...

Hi Argos!
semplicity and beautiful..
I love the sky in your painter..

12:49 PM  
Blogger Daniele Marioli said...

Hi Argos!
semplicity and beautiful..
I love the sky in your painter..

12:50 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Helo Argos

Awesome, really!

Congratulations my friend!

Take care :0)


7:50 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

In spite of the feeling, you ended up posting it...
Lucky us!
It's beautiful.
And the paths can come from all over...even from the sky.

10:46 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Hi Atenea- I will write and tell you.

Bart- familiar no? Maybe one day we wil feel different about it. Maybe not.

Daniele- Thanks alot!

7:02 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Hey Mauricio- I see you changed your profile photo. I like it.

Anyway, thanks my friend! See you!

Daniela- Hi. Its true. paths come from and lead to may directions. I love it when the sky appears in this form. Kisses!

7:26 AM  
Blogger atenea crisoelefantina said...

Argos, how old are you???
:D don´t ask me if you don´t want...

1:16 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

i posted a comment for u in my blog....did u see it?

6:52 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Oh Atenea today is my birthday! September 8th! So ironic that you should ask me such a thing today!

I am old enough to be your very much older brother. That is good enough no?

8:03 AM  
Blogger atenea crisoelefantina said...

OOOH HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am a little witch sometimes... hehehehehehe i wish you a very happy day!!!
i am 26 so... you could be my older brother??? so you are... about 30???
kisses a lot! congratulations!!!!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Checha said...

Happy birthday!
Lovely sky, i have a very similar picture!!!
(mi english is very poor...)
Besotes! (many big kisses, jajaja!)
And thanks for your comment on my blog

4:32 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

Hey...still on time to wish you a happy birthday! :)

8:52 PM  
Blogger Windy Lampson said...

Well, happy birthday a day late- The sky is wonderful in this painting- you got SO much space out of it- very nice!!!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Pammie said...

Hello Argos,

As usual your paintings are worth the wait. I'm hoping that now you have a new studio we will see your work more often. I'm not a painter but it seems to me that you have got the hang of it. Where does the wine in the title come from, is it outside of the scene or was it the painter's drink? Or maybe there are some grape trellises there that I cannot make out.

Thanks for your very nice comments as always, glad you are enjoying my travels from your armchair.

I can say that I have been a patron of the arts for nearly half my life. I bought my first painting at age 21. Actually it was a lithograph, and I gave it to a boyfriend as a gift. My latest purchase was never unwrapped. It was hanging in Croscombe in Somerset County in my favourite pub, which is owned by a Canadian and his Cornish wife. I met the publican just after I arrived in the UK after four years in Africa. When I collected my drinks from the bar, I said asante sana by accident, which is thank you in Swahili. He answered back unexpectedly, karibu sana, which is you're very welcome. It turns out he also lived in Tanzania for several years. Just before I left the UK I saw a pastel painting of two African women hanging on the wall of his pub. He rotates art work done by locals. I was glad to buy a striking painting which would remind me of my time both in Africa and the UK. I keep my eye out for things like this. I have never been to Iowa but perhaps one day something of yours will particularly connect with me! My things have finally arrived by boat, but won't be unpacked until I find a house to buy, when I do I will take a photo of it and send it to you.

Hope you had a great birthday.

9:20 PM  
Blogger argos said...





Thank you all for the Birthday has been a long weekend of celebration. Now I need to rest a little!

5:37 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Hi Pammie - well, no wine in the painters drink. Never gonna happen this way. I've tried it.

Its a metaphor I suppose. I was using it as something one might breath in rather than drink.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Found you through Miz Tart's blog, and this really is well done.

Painting whith a knife? Heck, I can't even butter bread with a knife.

Keep on sharing! I'll be back for more.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Hello Argos

Happy birthday a many days late!

Have a good week

5:48 PM  
Blogger atenea crisoelefantina said...

dear wonderful great super gorgeous punctual Argos,
these are the measurements of the works you told me:
aeraki--- little more than a sheet size.. but just little more.
bouzouki---size A6 (half of a sheet)
sapfo--- size A4 (sheet size)
Madre e Hija--- size A4

kisses kisses kisses

4:23 AM  
Blogger fenixcaliope said...

Argos, me gusta el cielo, parece un imán que arrastra.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Paintdancer said...

The cloud formation is amazing... your palette uncomplicated. All I can say is WOW to the way you paint.

8:28 PM  
Blogger atenea crisoelefantina said...

hello dear argos!!!
this is the price list:
It´s in euros, (one euro is little less than a u.s.a. dollar),
So...aeraki--- 75 euros
bouzouki---25 euros
Madre e Hija--- 50 euros

tell me something, my european friend american-shaped.
Kisses from your european friend european-shaped.

7:16 AM  
Blogger amber said...

wow are you ever popular I think your painting is wonderful the colors are rich and there is fresh air to breath in this piece

10:02 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Dear Mar, Paintdancer and Amber

You are all very kind. Thank you very much.

5:08 AM  

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