Monday, October 27, 2008

No. 40. Scallions on Deck Chair

Oils Still Life Study on canvas panel. 7" x 5". Click here to buy

A couple of summers ago, on that day when it stopped raining for an afternoon, we had friends around for a barbecue [we have barbecues in Ireland to keep warm and as clifftop beacons to warn of impending invasion by the Saxon hordes]. We broke out the deckchairs which we offered to our guests -and one chair, fatigued by constant wetting, promptly collapsed under the weight of its occupant. Fortunately, this guest was a Saxon and he ended up apologising profusely for eight hundred years of imperial oppression. It was a delicate social situation; we weren't sure whether to rush to help or take advantage of England's misfortune...

Anyway, the point is, I broke the chair up for firewood and saved the canvas to make an...erm... canvas, one day. It still lies around accusing me of not being painted upon. So, here it gets a partial second life as the background for these onions. I kept this one loose, like the joints in my garden furniture. I'll stop now -you must be exhausted after reading this. Here; have a seat...

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