TV Moments with Lev & Friends

The Donald after seeing Court Painter’s renderings of the interviews immediately called upon everyone to chip in and buy them for the future Donald J Trump Presidential Library.

Special thanks to The Donald, his caretaker Mr. McConnell, Mr.Giuliani, Mr. Pompeo, Mr.Pence, Mr.Nunes, Mr.Barr , Mr. Perry and of course Rachel.

Todays the Day

If you go down in the woods today
You’re sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today
You’d better go in disguise!
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain
Because today’s the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic
Being a slow news day, an unusual yet promising gesture of unanimity broke out as a number of prominent political and celebrity figures spontaneously announced today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic!
To mark the occasion, Court Painter in his leading edge traditional style, memorialized the day with stunning and magisterial anonymous portraits.

I am worthy

A Court Painter focus group composed of Press Attache AHM, an Uber chauffeur,a member of the Canadian Energy Centre and 5 unpaid studio interns have unanimously recommended nominating Court Painter’s face as worthy to be on the new Bank of Canada $5 bill.

Court Painter in an emotional statement whispered, ” In all modesty I am worthy”.

Court Painter in characteristic self interest said,”Busy as I am, I will help with this effort in any way I can.” offering a number of versions of his handsome visage for the central bank’s consideration ( postage paid).


The Great Dissemblers

The Great Dissemblers
Oh-oh, we’re the great dissemblers
Pretending that we’re doing well
Our need is such we dissemble too much
We’re deceitful as everyone can tell
Oh-oh, yes we’re the great dissemblers
Adrift in a world of our own
We play the game but to our real shame
Others are left to grieve all alone
Too real is this feeling of make-believe
Too real when we feel what our hearts must conceal
Yes we’re the great dissemblers
Just lying and faux like a clown
We seem to be what we’re not, you see
We’re wearing our deceit like a crown
Pretending the world is not round
 (apologies to The Platters & songwriter Buck Ram)

The Future as Another Slogan

During the festive holiday season and much to the chagrin of his Press Attache and business manager AHM; Court Painter with too much time on his hands,  repurposed his state of the art north lit portrait studio into a silk screen shop to produce a line of messaged T-shirts based on the theme of…wait for it..Surveillance Capitalism!

Where the hell is the market for obscure surveillance ironies on T shirts for goodness sake when Facebook spielmeister Mark Zuckerberg just pronounced “The Future is Private” as a slogan for our future.

(This appears to be a slogan replacement for “Move Fast,Break Things”,  since that visionary business plan of Mr. Z. has already taken a digital hammer to breaking democratic values in quick time!)

Court Painter stubbornly refused to discuss his newly hatched market product and slammed the studio door!

Anyway…he distributed samples of the product modelled by Mr. Eye Candy himself!



The Great Unifier

Jan 3, 2020:

Iranian Commander assassinated by USA in Iraq.

Trump authorized a drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani without congressional approval or consultation with allies.

Musical Interlude


It is not hard to see the appeal of the instrument in the hands of Court Painter. Light and portable, a harmonizing instrument far cheaper and easier to maintain than Court Painter’s usual go to studio instrument:the gutbucket.

The lute he finds enormously versatile, using it as a break from his onerous painting schedule to play interlude dance music… interlude popular tunes… interlude arrangements of vocal music and interlude song accompaniments that he hums lustily … and interlude passemezzi (a sort of Renaissance twelve-bar blues) he loves to belt out after a few shots of courage at the Ship & Anchor… often ending an evening plucking and riffing on “musical interludes of the most refined and expressive fantasias that haunt Court Painter’s imagined reveries and opium dreams.” (Accompanying images are not meant to illustrate opium dreams however the monotone prints are intended to transport the viewer to an experience of 17th century reality before colour)