|Posted by Andy 'Macca' McCann on January 25, 2015 at 7:55 PM|
A painter by the name of Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a
gifted portrait artist.
Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all
over Ireland were coming to the town of Doolin in County Clare, to get
him to paint their likenesses.
One day, a beautiful young English woman arrived at his house in a
stretch limo and asked if he would paint her in the nude.
This being the first time anyone had made such a request he was a bit
perturbed, particularly when the woman told him that money was no
object; in fact, and she was willing to pay up to $10,000.
Not wanting to get into any marital strife, he asked her to wait while
he went into the house to confer with Mary, his wife.
In a few minutes he returned. "T'would be me pleasure to paint yer
portrait, missus," he said "The wife says it's okay."
"I'll paint ya in da nude alright, but I have to at least leave me
socks on so I have a place to wipe me brushes."...................