An artist’s reviews of eating out in the Blackheath & Greenwich coffee shops and restaurants, and a little bit more besides..She spends too much time, money and calories therein.

 Welcome to my Q&A, questions posted for the artist by the artist on the subject of: “Why no pictures?”

You all keep asking where the pictures are. And I’m meant to be an artist so there’s something wrong, right?

Why would an artist use a standard header  picture from wordpress?

What can I say? I have one visual part of the brain, and one wordy part of my brain, and never the twain shall meet. (yes – pendants, I know that’s a misquote.)

Fortunately for a food blogger, my wordy part of the brain connects well with my eating side. Frankly if my eating side did not connect well with other things, I would struggle with most every day tasks.

Why don’t I paint a picture of Blackheath and use it as my header?

Pretty Picture – just for you readers

Because dear reader, Blackheath is twee. This is not an insult to the village that I love to pop into (quite regularly as you may have noticed from this blog), but this is not the sort of art that I do. Maybe one day I will see an angle or a light that suits my style actually on the heath, but this is yet to occur, and even if it does there is no guarantee it will work as a header or suit my blog. See my commentary on my painting of the Champs Elysees at http://alexpaintings.com/#/europe/4537246510 for my philosophy on how I paint something already famous or definably beautiful.

Another Picture of Blackheath. This time in the daytime

If you’re still not happy,  I’m sure I have Constable’s phone number around here somewhere for you.

Surely I should do a montage of all my paintings or photos of the village as a header.


Sorry, you wanted something more verbose? Well, let me put it this way: if you find any montage anywhere that you think looks nice – not to mention arty, fun, draws you in, adds value… please post the link in the comments below and I will see if they will sell me the copyright.

I promise that I will try and upload an iphone pic to any further reviews.

Short version of this blog: My writing isn’t good enough for you??? Go buy yourselves ladybird books.

My paintings are at http://www.alexpaintings.com if you enjoy art. But this blog is about food and drink. Please feel free to make suggestions of where I should visit next… or just disagree.

Painting of a view not far from Blackheath in London


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