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- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 24 September 2010

Happy 20,000 viewers to ME!

To celebrate the fact that very soon I will have passed the 20,000 viewers mark (I'm so pleased!), I'm giving away one of my paintings.

It will be one of my grape paintings.

They are acrylic on unstretched canvas, about 160cm (6 inches) squarish, and you get to choose which one you want. (But be warned, due to the foibles of cameras plus computers, they may not be absolutely true to colour, so if you're wanting to match Auntie Harriet's heirloom bedspread, don't be too disappointed when it arrives in your mailbox.)

All you have to do is comment on this blog between now and oh, this time next week, and mention which grape painting you want. I'll put everyone into a hat and draw out the winner. I'll get hold of the winner somehow... on your blog, or by email, and you will need to give me an address to send my painting to. It will be unframed, and rolled up in a tube all nice and cosy.

Of course, this could be seen by some as simply a cunning plan of mine to lure all my 'lurking viewers' out of the woodwork so I can see you all. And there is a certain amount of truth in that... but mostly, it's just a 'shout' to help me celebrate.


  1. Oh I'm first.... and so pleased to be one of the readers who brings you to this milestone. I would be honoured to have a painting of yours - so I'm not going to choose -just cross my fingers.
    Blessings & Good Cheer
    Helen + ilana = Hi

  2. Nice and generous idea for a celebration. I think the second painting is the one that would match my heirloom bedspread best... ;)

    I wasn't even aware, or had forgotten, that there was a pageview count... (Found it now.)

  3. Ooooh, count me in! I like the one with the green background the best....I think....

  4. Hi, not being much of an artist myself, I've asked for advice from my non-blogging "better half" and have been politely informed that we would like the second one from the top if we are the lucky ones.
    20000000000 congratulations by the way :)

  5. Please let me win! I would be eternally grapeful to receive the fourth picture. It would have pride of place in our little mud and wattle hut.

  6. How did you know I had an Auntie Harriet?

    As a non-lurker I shall be a real suk and make a totally unsolicited comment that this is one of the most interesting blogs I read so your incentive will have achieved nothing here - I'm already hooked.

    As for the choice: I'll go with the fourth - it matches my eyes. Or perhaps the second because, because I just like it.

  7. Pick me!

    I very much like the 4th one. And I would gaze on it while sipping a pinot noir

  8. Not a lurker, sorry.

    I have no idea how many viewers my blog has had, or even how to keep track of them. But I do know that they have come from 116 countries.

    Mrs. RWP and I have decided that we like the fourth painting best.

  9. Ben Bongers29.9.10

    Congratulations you passed the 20.000. Like them both. Made a picture of similar grapes struggling the Dutch autumn in my garden.