I have recently had a small number of comments, mostly `anonymous' that I've taken exception to. One in particular has posted two in which he made sneering and snide comments about my attempts at Indian Portraits (and the fact I misspelled Amy Winehouse) - the last saying I should give up Indian portraits. Well he's entitled to his opinion, it's the way he (I presume it's a he) expressed his views that I objected to, under this `anonymous' title. Anything that is `anonymous' is deleted as a matter of policy by the way.
I paint as a hobby and the actual painting he objected to isn't a million miles away from the one I used as a guide. I'm not suggesting it is good or even 100% accurate as I have no illusions about my ability as an artist. All these posts emanated from Americans it would appear - not all on the same topic. I'm not anti American having been there many times. It's a wonderful country and the majority I've met have been really nice people, in fact some from Florida we met on a tour invited us to come and stay with them.
During the time I've been doing this blog I've had very little unpleasantness. The blog is just a hobby not life and death - there are far more important things happening as anyone keeping abreast of the news - not least in America - knows. .On one occasion a less than fulsome review of the then new magazine `The Art of Watercolour' brought an anonymous comment that I was a moron. On another occasion a young lady got hot under the colour about the difference between amateurs and professional but later apologized after I pointed out it was the way she expressed herself not her actual opinions.
To clarify. To those who need reminding don't bother posting such stuff because it will just be deleted, especially, but not only, if it is anonymous, nor will I respond to it. This sort of confrontational attitude isn't acceptable on a blog of this nature and I won't allow it.