Beautiful sunny day today, and thus a great day for painting. I watched the end of a documentary last night and look forward to starting a new one. I really thought this last one was well done. I thought the narrator himself was worthy of a documentary. This latest painting is giving me fits, but I intend to finish it, good or bad. I think it is the organic nature of one part juxtaposed with the straight lines that bothers and intrigues me at the same time. Back to my brushes.
"Clouds come floating into my life no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." - Rabindranath Tagore
Werner's home! The sun shone all day and I painted all afternoon. It's been a great day.
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." - Albert Einstein
Worked on this latest piece this afternoon. Light was beautiful today. My favorite new piece on the site is "Nepheline Wave". A crashing wave of bricks and concrete blocks. Watched a fantastic documentary last night that was truly inspiring. It is in several parts and I am looking forward to watching the rest of it. I have a print by this artist in my home - guess who. Not you Mal, you already know.
"Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm." - Jean Paul
Still missing some work on my site. Oh well, I'll fix it later. Still horrible light today, so I had brunch with both of my children today. Worked on some other creative outlets and drawing continues. Back to my brushes - soon.
"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Bertrand Russell
I watched a documentary last night on Marcel Duchamp. There are some aspects of his work that I find quite beautiful. Diagrams hold a particular interest for me and apparently for Duchamp as well. I recall copying diagrams and formulas out of my uncle's chemistry books, they had a wonderful balance to them . Completely bored my cousins, but I thought they were beautiful. Duchamp definitely had a way with motion. The documentary itself I couldn't recommend. It was rather dull. The worst part was that the narrator was always one painting off - very annoying. Not a good day for painting: cold, humid, and gray. Back to my brushes tomorrow.
"I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking." - Albert Einstein
I don't know why this is printing so small. Sorry, I'll have to figure it out later. I received the news that one of my paintings was accepted into the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition. Always a fun event where I get to see friends and visit with family. It will be at the Butler Center this year (located on President Clinton Blvd.) in Little Rock. It is listed on my events page if you need more information. I'll post information about the reception date when I find out. Now - back to my brushes.
"The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust." - Josh Billings
Okay, I updated this site a smidgen. I added three paintings. Changed up the headers a bit. Will save some of the others for a later date. I've had some time to paint today, but had to turn on the air conditioning as it took ten, TEN, hours for my paper to dry yesterday. For those of you wondering about the tornadoes again last night in Oklahoma, my family is okay.
"Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair." - George Burns