Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The End of the Line.

They Make Me Smile

I have been considering this blog for some time now.  I am not painting at anything like the rate I was when I started this. Then I could be doing two or three paintings a week. Now I am lucky if I am doing one a week. The real reason is that I realised just how bad my health and wellbing had got. I was sitting about painting writing blogs taking paintings to inns and while there having one or two ales.

Yes I was selling art, but at what cost? I was overweight by a long way. I was having to use an inhaler throughout the day.

As most who read this blog will know I have got that in hand now. I have managed to run off 39lbs of the weight and am feeling so much better.  I intend to keep it that way.

I am going to continue to paint and hope to find more time in my life to do it. But I feel that I can incorporate the sharing of my art as it comes along on my other blog. So I will be doing only the one blog from now on.

I am aware that this blog has the most followers, I do not know hwy that is the case because most people who comment on the blogs read both.  Those who do comment have become dear friends to me and I do not want to lose you. I would be very grateful if you could come and join me over on the other blog.

I will leave this open for a bit with the link to my other blog live. For those who decide not to jump over can I thank you very much for being so kind as to look at this blog. I thank you for your support and comments and wish you well for the future.

I have brought it to a close with a picture of a painting that sold yesterday and gave me hope that there is life in my art even yet.

This blog is closing down please join me on my ongoing blog the link is below.

The Day Life and Thoughts of Being an Artist and a Barstool Philosopher.


  1. I'll be joining you on your other blog Ralph and I'll update my sidebar. Frankly, it will be easier to keep up with you this way.
    Glad you are taking care of yourself.

  2. I will join your next blog Ralph and I'm happy that you're feeling better...Also, congratulations on selling this wonderful painting!

  3. There is always life in art, Ralph. See you over at your other place!Keep Well.

  4. there will always be life in your art, you dear soul...of course i will jump on over! yes i read both...