The art of painting, said Bonny, is to capture one of life’s moments on canvas. The art of living is to let those moments go.
What? said Blurtso. I can’t hear you over the leaves.
Exploiting the grey scale, said Bonny, can give your canvas a dramatic quality.
A humble figure in a magnificent setting can be sublime.
Roger Miller? said Bonny. Yes, I’ve heard of him.
Oh, bray again, bright angel!
wherefore art thou Pablómeo?
Pablómeo sayest thee?
By such a name am I not that what I am…
but wouldst Pablo become Pablómeo…
if such be thine demand…
pale past be gone, faint future damned…
for thee this present present,
that be that I am!
My rose, my sun, my Pablómeo…
my faithful heart that beats,
a burro that’s called a burro,
by another name smells as sweet…
A vanishing point, said Bonny, can create a sense of nostalgia.
Today, said Bonny, we will focus on composition. A fortuitous
arrangement of figures can be quite expressive.
When painting a portrait… you should place your subject
in a posture that has ongoing implications.
Excellent! said Bonny.