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Painting as a Pastime (Winston Churchill's Essays and Other Works Collection Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Then yesterday a friend asked if I had read "Painting as a Pastime" perhaps the shortest book that Churchill had written. I had not. I found the book and straightaway downloaded it to my Kindle app.
What a wonderful treat. In my naïveté I had presumed that Churchill's paintings were rough amateur creations. They are just the opposite - bright, colorful, well executed works. He had an eye!
My sister Ann used to join us on cycling trips in Europe. She always carried with her a sketch pad. She would have us stop at what seemed to me to be randomly selected locations so she could sit and sketch a scene. At one point she convinced me to give sketching a try. I chose a simple scene - a French farm cottage in a field. I enjoyed the experience. Sadly, I did not take up this pastime. I was about 30 years old at the time and preferred more vigorous, active pastimes. Now many years later, after reading "Painting as a Pastime" I am inclined to try my hand at it again. I pray that I will be able to follow Churchill's admonition, "Audacity is the only ticket."
About the prints, they appear in the kindle edition, I can see them in my more than two years old and trusty HD.
It is a very short book, but it is valuable, be courageous and TRY to do what you always wanted; and enjoy!
Thank you .
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