Feeling Blue

Friar’s Blogging Tip #157:   When in doubt,  show a painting of some fruit.

It’s almost guaranteed to generate at least one snarky comment.

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18 Comments on “Feeling Blue”

  1. dave1949 Says:

    Your Blueberries look like real wild ones we used to go pick in Algonquin park instead of the farmed ones I see in the supermarket. Thank you.

  2. Davina Says:

    Okay… me first!

    I’m berry, berry happy when I’m not feeling blue. *snicker*

    Very nice Friar. Good dimension in this; those are some plump looking berries and I like the use of colour in the background.

    Where’s EyeSnarkyCommentGuy 😉

  3. Patricia Says:

    I love blueberries – and am healing my kidney’s with blueberries….I have hedges and hedges of blueberries – it is amazing I do not turn blue.

    I have a daughter who loves blueberries and I found a ceramics – potter in Maine who made her a set of Blueberry dinnerware with his lovely drawings on it as a Graduation Present from college. I would love to give her a print of your painting….it is quite lovely and did you know that blueberries are the greatest source of calming for folks with anxiety issues? Better than nearly every drug on the pharmacy shelf.
    Snarky enough?

  4. Friar's Mom Says:

    @ Wee Friar,

    Love it. I’m impressed. Is that a watercolour of the blueberries we picked by the railroad tracks, when we were fishing on that memorable evening.

    What I most remember is being laden with berries, bass, and fishing gear as you portaged the canoe over your head.

    Yah! Leave your mom behind with the “bear bait”. You have no idea how scared I was. I kept looking over my shoulder, as we hiked back to the car after sunset.

  5. Friar Says:


    Actually, these are wild blueberries. In roughly the same area (just outside Algonquin).

    (*Groan!*) Thanks BERRY much.

    Yeah, where IS EyeSnarky Guy? (Usually he gets firsties!)


    Better than almost any drug on the pharmacy shelf? …Really?

    Better not tell the people at Merck-Frost. 😉

    @Friar’s Mom

    Dont’ worry, I’ve never seen a bear, in all the years I fished there.

    Besides, if there was a bear, he’d have gone after me. (I run the slowest of us two).

  6. Friar's Mom Says:

    @Wee Friar,

    Yes I can run faster, but I also carried the yummy berries and smelly fish

    I don’t care if you never saw a bear at your fishing spot. We were in bear territory.

    Didn’t you post a photo of bear scat deposited in the middle of your suburban back yard.

  7. Very realistic. At first I thought it was a photograph. Nice work!

  8. Friar Says:

    @Friar’s Mom

    Well, I supposed you could have just DROPPED the smelly berries and fish.

    I’m sure the Teddy Bears would prefer a tasty ready-to-eat snack like that, versus trying to chew on a tough old stringy lady like Friar’s Mom!


    Oh…thanks for the compliment, but I made lots of mistakes in this painting (I just won’t tell you what they are!)

  9. Eyeteaguy Says:

    One snarky comment coming right up! I’d hate to void your guarantee.

    I was actually taking a holiday with the family and I left my iPhone in the car. So there.

    As for the blueberries? Wassa matta, you never seen blue berries before? Didga forget your camera?


  10. Friar Says:


    Art according to Eyeteaguy: Nobody should EVER paint anything, EVER, if they can take a photo of it in the first place.

    I can just imagine what you think of paint-by-numbers,which is even one more step removed from reality.

  11. Karen JL Says:

    @ Friar – Throw up a painting of a naked chick and see what Eyetea says. I’m curious.

  12. Friar Says:


    Oh, he’d probably still give me shit, and say I coulda done the same thing by downloading it from a porn site.

  13. Seestor Says:

    Is your bloobehry painting for sale?

  14. Friar Says:


    Umm…not sure yet. Possibly.

    Sometimes I like to hold onto my latest paintings for a while, before I decide.

    By the way, nice spelling. Did you learn that from the Bluhbery signs at Kaladar?

  15. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Friar, please feel free to paint a naked chick and post it here.

    As long as its your Seestor…..heh heh heh.


  16. Friar Says:


    (*holding my ears*) LAH! LAH! LAH! I can’t hear you. LAH! LAH! LAH!

  17. svc Says:

    I like the background. RE Just take a photograph. When I went to first, art class, my instructor observed my frustration as I was attempting to capture all the details in the photograph I was painting. He gentle took me by the shoulders and lead me down the hall to the photography class. He related, maybe you do not belong in an art class – I cried inside. He said, if you want your painting to look just like the photo, this is where you belong. Art is not about perfection, it is about imperfection … every “missstep” makes it yours…gives it your signature. I don’t fret much anymore.

  18. Friar Says:

    Geez…that teacher sounds like a tool. There are better ways to motivate students, than to almost make them cry!

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