I told you I am in love with my new Art pen â€“ With all the time on my hands lately Iâ€™ve completed several boy images, a portrait for my Landlord, Goodyâ€™s, and this one – my favorite scene from a photo taken in Lampang. All are done at 16×20 in , only the Landlord one has been painted on canvas and frame mounted. That cost him 2,100 Baht â€“ very reasonable â€“ Iâ€™ll show a photo of it later. This ones typical of rural living in Thailand and the beauty in the land, although I prefer being in the city â€“ really nothing to do in the country but relax â€“ and paint I suppose â€“ HA HA I would miss the shopping centers. Houses are all raised for natural air-conditioning, and most of the land, if not forested, is set for farming. These are rice fields with banana groves. In the far middle right is a typical temple â€“ you can see these dotted all over the landscape.
I just went to show the owners, Chris and his lady, at my favorite local restaurant in bldg B the 16×20 in. painting I made for them and have my regular lunch. Gift too late !!!
Bad news all around â€“ they have just been informed by the View Talay Management that he will have to remove his gas burners and replace them with electric, itâ€™s against the Insurance code. Chris has been preparing my lunch, and dinner for that matter, ever since I developed my condition â€“ special cooking, salt and sugar free, olive oil, no MSG â€“ stir fried fresh daily vegetables and rice with grilled fish for dinner at a price extremely affordable. Sounds like he will have to move as he does not want to cook with electric â€“ different flavor and not as good. He has a week or so but it sounds like unchangeable â€“ I can only hope they find a place close by - within walking distance would be nice. Sorry you didnâ€™t have a chance to taste his food â€“ only comparable restaurant around is Cabbages and Condoms and thatâ€™s too far for walking.
I wish them all the best luck and I am really going to miss them. Iâ€™ll post their new location as soon as I know.