Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happiness walks on busy feet

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outside conditions. - Robert Louis Stevenson

You cannot be thankful and unhappy at the same time. - Anon.

Happiness walks on busy feet. - Kitte Turmell

You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness change your expectation. - Bette Davis

Today I painted a portrait with my knife .... a little bit trickier than with brushes..... and the results are much different ... but the likeness came out ok.

Knife painting oil on Masonite panel 9x12

Friday, October 19, 2012

The secret of happiness

The secret of happiness is curiosity.-Norman Douglas
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. -Albert Camus
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.- Aldous Huxley
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.-George Orwell
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.- Albert Einstein
If you can't look at the other side of the story you are on the wrong side
If your party doesn't want you to see the other side of the story but follow it in blind faith you are trapped in a religion

High in the Sierra Nevada's there is the beginning of a stream, quietly, coolly meandering it's way down to the river below.

Oil on gessoed Masonite  9x12

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happiness is not the absense of problems but the ability to deal with them.-Anon.

 If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.-Katharine Hepburn

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. -Albert Camus

If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice. Tom Stoppard

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.Matthew Arnold

Today I went out plein aire painting at the Truckee River.

Oil on canvas panel  11x14

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

7 Pix

Here are my 7 pictures that are up for the show.
I only need 5.
Please vote for your choices of which 5 pictures you would enter in the show.
Let me know right away.


Monday, October 8, 2012

To forget oneself is to be happy.-Robert Louis Stevenson

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.-John Gunther

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.-Colette

Happiness is not being pained in body nor troubled in mind.-Thomas Jefferson

The mini's continue

Oil on Panel 5x7

Happy is the man

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. -Albert Camus

It is in virtue that happiness consists, for virtue is a state of mind which tends to make the whole of life harmonious.-Zeno

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.-Johann von Goethe

 No man is happy unless he believes he is.-Publilius Syrus

Happy is the man who has love

Continuing the paintings for the mini show

Oil on panel 5x7

Sunday, October 7, 2012

You can be happy!

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.-Norman Vincent Peale

 Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.-Margaret Lee Runbeck

The really happy man is the one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.-Anon.

 It takes great wit and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish. -Robert Henri

Can you be happy?
You can be happy!

This week I enter the Latimer Club's Mini show ... no paintings larger than 5x7.

Oil on canvas 5x7