May 10 in The Netherlands and in Great Britain

BBC-text and photo
Praise. Not just for Winston Churchill but for William Manchester too.

I used the (in)famous photo of Chamberlain as featured image. Somewhat amazingly I could find it at the BBC. (Link) This is a good source to start if you know little or nothing about why the name ‘Chamberlain’ to many is almost a synonym for ‘appeasement’.

Night Street Art

Stained Glass

There is something strange about stained glass. During the day it doesn’t look very special from the outside, unless it is not a church but a modern, light building. Within the church it can then produce beautiful images. The most beautiful images, however, we see in the evening: from outside. Clever move.

The seed of misogyny

Inescapably the next episode is about Jephthah, or better: about his daughter. P.S.: I deliberately did not check an American or other version to improve the subtitles. P.P.S.: You can see what my brother looked like before that injury in the video about the painting with Johan de Witt and HIS brother.

The somewhat pathetic VP Wallace

Henry Wallace, US VP 1941-1945

Three years ago, before my first oilpainting, I made two or three gouaches. Only this one I completed. Just recently I read a little more about him. A really strange guy, indeed. In 1944 the Democrat establishment dumped him as VP from the ticket with Roosevelt and Truman became VP. Wallace in 1948 tried to… Continue reading The somewhat pathetic VP Wallace

Distant Thunder

A delay that turned into a positive thing

Distant Thunder is a one of the descriptions Merriam Webster provides for the word Rumble. Who would not prefer it over talk in a chattering fashion? Important links: About the growth of Rumble Mr. Devin Nunes is at the head of Truth Social

Varnishing a Triptych

Oilpainting Pier Scheveningen

I paint not only to produce something beautiful, but also to get in a better mood. Funny: exactly at the half of the video the camera automatically changes the focus and so emphasises the effect of the varnishing.P.S.: I drastically modified the wall on which the triptych is hung to give it a sort of… Continue reading Varnishing a Triptych