Lonely bear: not for sale

original painting of snowy landscape

‘Lonely Bear Coming Home’ – paint, tissue paper, glue, pencil, charcoal and crayon

Truth: everything’s for sale, and nothing’s for sale.

It just depends on what day it is, and which way the wind blows.

Take this painting, for example. It’s not finished yet. How I will finish it, I don’t know. I don’t know what it needs.

It goes with a story, and that’s not finished either. How I will finish it, I don’t know. I don’t know what that needs either.

Perhaps one day I’ll find some perfect music that makes my brain and heart collide, and that will help me finish them both.

Or perhaps one day someone will say something, some snatch of phrasing, that unlocks the last sentence and the final brushstroke.

Who knows? Not me.

It’s tiresome, I know. We must be patient.

In the meantime, sorry to everyone who wants this painting. It’s not for sale.


*I could, however do some more in the same vein, and I would definitely sell them to you (I think). Leave me a message if that appeals. But would it distract me from finishing this one?!



6 Comments on “Lonely bear: not for sale

  1. Awesome , dreamy, warm, my god you are good at your work. I can come home and watch it for hours for happiness sake if it hangs on my wall.

    • You are so kind 😊Thank you. And today I was thinking about giving up! Making art is a lonely business sometimes.

      • “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
        There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
        There is society, where none intrudes,
        By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
        I love not Man the less, but Nature more,
        From these our interviews, in which I steal
        From all I may be, or have been before,
        To mingle with the Universe, and feel
        What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.” Lord Byron. This is what comes to my mind when I look at your work and you think of giving up ? Don’t you ever.

      • OK boss, I will continue, sorry and I promise. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for sending me this beautiful poem. 😊

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