Ink Slinger Dinner & A Mountain Metaphor

Court Painter took time off from paint slinging to attend an Ink Slinger Dinner in Washington DC. His attendance along with the ever present Press Attache AHM was virtually uneventful except for disruptive opportunities to gossip and tell rude jokes about you know who!

However Court Painter has gotten mixed reviews for attending the Ink Slinger Dinner and his jokes have certainly prompted journalists to speak out, debating whether the laughs went too far.

An unidentified News’ Chief  Correspondent (name withheld) said they did. He condemned Court Painter’s gossipy remarks on a Sunday network, saying it was more than just jokes about you know who.

“I think that the Court Painter crossed the line, and this went from poking fun at you know who to being mean-spirited. It was very uncomfortable.”

However, he added that Court Painter’s Press Attache A Hardon MacKay  finding himself the punchline of jokes about his press briefings, his fashion sense and his middle name, took things surprisingly well.

“I think that A Hardon MacKay handled himself very well considering what was coming his way, and I think that most people in that room were uncomfortable with the direction of the jokes, no question at all, and certainly the only thing it will do is result in probably more goodwill for A Hardon MacKay because nobody should have to sit through that,” a person close to the matter said.

During a lull in the festivities ,ever the promoter Court Painter took the opportunity to persuade a potential patron to purchase his latest metaphor!

Other than that there was nothing to report.



Sealing the Secret Deal

In a highly secret deal Court Painter delivered the prized Court Painter Self Portrait After David to an unidentified private collector in North Korea.
An appeal to keep the painting in the Great Dominion failed big time!

Pirouette Time

Justin Trudeau attends Buckingham Palace tribute dinner to the Queen

Court Painter exhibits exuberance with a pirouette  reminiscent of a former prime minister.

The Queen & Court Painter have a chuckle about the good old days!


Court Painter among TIME’s 100 most influential people

Court Painter has been named one of the world’s most influential people.

The praise comes from TIME magazine’s fifteenth annual ‘Most Influential People in the World’ list.

Court Painter’s angry Press Attache A Hardon MacKay just missed the list at 101 .

As defined by TIME’S editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, “TIME’s annual list of the world’s most influential people is a designation of individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now.”

The Great Dominion’s preeminent portraitist of political pulchritude is in good company on the prestigious list which includes a wide range of international leaders, artists, scientists, activists, and athletes.

Court Painter was included on the list in TIME’s Leaders category alongside the likes of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, John Barron,David Dennison , John Millar and US president Donald Trump.

Press Attache A Hardon MacKay penned a bit of a truth stretcher on Court Painter for TIME, saying:

“There will be a few names globally that will become etched in our art history books. They will be the names that mark the shift in our artistic landscape, when senior artists took the reins and heralded a different type of art politics. Court Painter is not the first to come to mind ; his tottering presence alone is not remarkable, but winning over customers with a message of cheap prices and solid frames, when other portraitists the world over choose a better business plan—that is remarkable.”



Twitter Storm Trooper Redux

Democracy is not an on and off switch, it's a dial! (Paraphrasing David Frum)

Unfit to Command

This president is not in command of himself. He’s obsessed with his own problems. He seethes with rage and resentment for all the world to view—and those emotions are visibly distorting his decision-making.( Excerpt from David Frum article Unfit to Command The Atlantic)