Wednesday, September 10, 2008

An introduction

I never thought I would find myself blogging. This from a person who had become weary of e-mail and telephones who started writing letters again on paper with my Waterman fountain pen and realised that I have more 78's and Edison cylinders than CDs and someone who watches his Dark Shadows tapes on a 1960's TV. A TV whose converter box allows it to tune in channels above 13 and whose tubes have to heat up before the picture and sound arrive and when turned off shrinks down to a little glowing dot whose ember lingers for a time.

So I don't know how often I will post, but the idea is that news for my website, exhibits I'm participating in and how the current painting is going will turn up here along with whatever else is on my mind as it relates to my paintings. It will also become apparent that I am a student of the Henry James School of Writing which means why use five words when five hundred will do.


Anonymous said...

I am glad see you finish a painting of Barnabas. I too use to run home to see Dark Shadows. I remember that creepy theme song and the waves crashing-no doubt seen from atop Widow's Hill or some such place...Oh how I remember that last brick placed in the wall of the good reverend's final resting place. I seem to remember a second appearance of him in the future via his decendant who caused trouble for the Collin's family. I don't remember how he met his end but it was probably just as delightful! It has been a very long time since I have seen the original episodes so if any of the above is wrong it is due to my faulty memory. Best of luck this fall and with your canvases to come-bobwilson

ThriftShopRomantic said...

I think the blog is a great idea, Patrick-- and I wish you much luck with it. You may find you have quite a bit more to say in your blog than you ever imagined.

Nice job on the painting, by the way. I'm glad you found your way with it, given the subject is near and dear to your heart.

Patrick Lynch said...

Thank you both for your kind comments. I'm not much of a writer so we'll see where this goes.

Bob, you remember the original Trask and his (great?)grandson correctly. I don't think I'll ever forget Barnabas bricking up the original Trask, but the Victorian Trask's fate I don't exactly remember. I've borrowed the DVDs for that storyline, it won't be long before I find out.