Monday, July 7, 2014
These are similar to others I've done but this time I'll try to get the glazing right so we don't have to touch it up with acrylic paint. Although I do like the effect the gold paint can provide.
Latest Netflix: The Artist gets 5 stars. We put off watching it because, honestly, who wants to watch a silent movie? It turned out to be a great movie with a clever twist and thoroughly held our attention. Before that one we watched Paul - a totally stupid, cute, funny movie (4 stars) that made us laugh out loud at the scene of an alien mooning people. We ran that back 3 times and laughed every time. Loved the references to old alien movies, which I'm sure anyone under 40 would not get unless they watched oldies.
Latest book finished: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. It won a Pulitzer prize and definitely deserved it. I'm dyslexic so I listen to books on Audible.com and wasn't sure about this one because it seemed so long (over 33 hours) and I only listen an hour or two at night. It was so good that after finishing listening to it I took Susan's hardback copy (she hasn't read it yet) and carefully read the last chapter just to savor it all over again.
Trivia: We were lucky enough to see the goldfinch painting by Fabritius at the Frick when we were in New York City. Let me rephrase that: Susan remembers seeing it and pointing it out to me. I don't remember it. OK, OK, there were a lot of paintings in that place!