Sunday, June 24, 2012

Life-transforming ideas

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.- Euripides

We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.- Francis J. Braceland

Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.- Bell Hooks

Nothing can do what a book can do. Lifts you out of your life... to a whole new world, whole new perspective. A book is like a dream you're borrowing from a friend.
Dave Kellett

OK... so I wanted to practice doing some mountains .... I did some others, too ... you may see them some day on this blog but for now you will have to settle for these .... good, bad or ugly.

Oil on canvas panel 6x6

Friday, June 22, 2012

Day's sweetest moments

Day's sweetest moments are at dawn.- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see. - Henry David Thoreau

Men are born to succeed, not fail. - Henry David Thoreau

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. - Albert Einstein

Oil on Masonite 9x12

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chocolate is good for the heart and mind

Chocolate is good for the heart and mind - Unocchio

An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.- Will Rogers

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House?
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. - Will Rogers

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.- Confucius

We paint portraits every Wednesday from 9:30 to 12:30 ... some come out ok and others need much more work. I will post some of that work here .. but that does not mean I am satisfied with it or that I think it is good ... it's just what happended that day.

oil on Masonite 9x12

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Silence is more musical than any song

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.- Christopher Reeves

Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet. - Henry David Thoreau

Silence is more musical than any song. - Christina Rossetti

I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American. - Daniel Webster

Lately I have been practicing  painting miniatures so that is what you will see here. They may appear larger on your screen than they actually are in real life.

oil on canvas 6x8

Sunday, June 3, 2012

An Apple a Day

To love what you do and feel that it matters -- how could anything be more fun? -Katharine Graham

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.- Alice Walker

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.- Henry David Thoreau

Oil 6x8