Tuesday, March 4, 2008

UBC #11 Painting as a Pastime by Winston Churchill

Painting as a Pastime
By Winston Churchill
Cornerstone Library c1965 Softcover

this is billed as "an instructive and inspiring invitation to the joy of painting by Winston S. Churchill." it is true that once the great war ended Winston had some time on his hands. it is during this stretch the big guy discovered a little thing called "joy." here, in a thirty-two page essay, Churchill recounts his fondness for one such joy: painting...oh, and golf. and carpentry. card games. certain vaudeville acts. he was also very fond of animals. puppies in particular. but mostly painting. and what a cover! look at the unbridled joy! the passion that exudes from his brow! this one is for the serious Churchill fanatics (heretofore referred as "churchies") who like nothing better than having a bored curmudgeon write about his feelings. i meant that in a good way. contains 18 reproductions of his paintings!


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