I told you I am in love with my new Art pen – With all the time on my hands lately I’ve completed several boy images, a portrait for my Landlord, Goody’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 – very reasonable – I’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 – really nothing to do in the country but relax – and paint I suppose – 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 – 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 – they have just been informed by the View Talay Management that he will have to remove his gas burners and replace them with electric, it’s against the Insurance code. Chris has been preparing my lunch, and dinner for that matter, ever since I developed my condition – special cooking, salt and sugar free, olive oil, no MSG – 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 – different flavor and not as good. He has a week or so but it sounds like unchangeable – I can only hope they find a place close by - within walking distance would be nice. Sorry you didn’t have a chance to taste his food – only comparable restaurant around is Cabbages and Condoms and that’s too far for walking.
I wish them all the best luck and I am really going to miss them. I’ll post their new location as soon as I know.