Painting, varnishing and printing

JKRowling and George Orwell

I forgot to mention in the clip that I am not applying the final varnish here. On a traditional painting the final varnish is applied at least a year after completing the actual painting. This blogpost is about ‘retouching varnish’. This varnishing creates unity in the painting, especially by reducing differences in tarnishness. I call… Continue reading Painting, varnishing and printing

Misplaced respect

Thich Quang Duc. 1963, Vietnam.

No mistake: ‘Misplaced respect‘ does not refer to the Vietnamese buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc in the ‘featured image’.The video is about (Abrahamic) religions and changing views on the role of the US in history. A change that I welcome to a certain extent on the inevitable way to a more multipolar world, but that… Continue reading Misplaced respect

An insulting goodie bag

Ranting about an insulting goodie bag? Actually it is about that horrible combination of incompetence and arrogance. Sometimes I get this impression that in no country but mine it is such a widespread phenomenon. And it is not limited to ‘politicians’ and ‘journalists’. This combination is also self-evident for many civil servants. (I have made… Continue reading An insulting goodie bag

Dissident Dutch Broadcaster under Attack

Anchorwomen and founder of Ongehoord Nederland

The Dutch political climate is not like the Ukraine one. Yet.The most important opposition party (Forum voor democratie) is not forbidden. Yet.The only dissident broadcaster of those funded via tax-money (Ongehoord Nederland ≈ “Unheard (of), neglected Dutch“) is not forbidden. Yet. This video is in support of the broadcaster. I added English subtitles because these… Continue reading Dissident Dutch Broadcaster under Attack

Legitimate aims of those governments

ECHR: office Strasbourg France
“The non morally corrupt judges should speak out on the abuse of the judicial system”

‘Legitimate aims’ of national governments are a deeply worrying element in two of the ECHR-rulings I criticized in so called ‘long texts’ that can be found in the category Judicial Activism. More specifically under the heading Elephants in Courtrooms. It is disgusting. To use an understatement The texts on the two above mentioned ECHR rulings… Continue reading Legitimate aims of those governments

Painting JKRowling

Tribute to JKRowling

My tribute to Joanne Rowling, JKR, painted on a heptagonal self-made, rigid carrier. The next one in this series of tributes is of George Orwell. I actually started working on that one before I started with this one. My pinned tweet says: “If you oppose #misogyny and or nihilism the #transgenderism-agenda is THE issue you… Continue reading Painting JKRowling