“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
– Robin Williams
Sweet Mountain Meadow
6″ x 6″x 1.5″ Acrylic on
Gallery Wrap Canvas
Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.
This is a Whiskey Transfer, on an open 5″ x 7″ greeting card, then painted with watercolor.
The Monarchs are going to be migrating through Oklahoma in another month. (Our latitude is 35.287) We love when it happens, although the numbers have been fewer the last few years. On the peak days, we try to spend as much time on the lake as we can. It’s so beautiful when you’re floating around out there, surrounded by Monarchs! You can find your latitude on the internet, if you don’t know it. They may be visiting you any day!
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
– Andy Warhol
6″ x 6″ Acrylic
About Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol, the American pop artist, is probably best known for his silk screens of Campbell Soup and Marilyn Monroe. He was born as Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh in 1928. His style borrowed from comic books and advertising; he wanted to remove the separation between commercial and fine art. His studio, the Factory, became a hub for the New York art scene. He was also a prolific filmmaker. He was shot three times in the chest in 1968 and narrowly escaped death. He died in 1987.
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France
The Color of Trees
Acrylic on Two 4″ x 12″ x 1.5″ Canvases
About Anatole France
Anatole France was the pen name of Nobel Prize–winning French author Jacques Anatole François Thibault. He was born in 1844 in Paris. His father was a book dealer, and France spent his life among books, including 14 years as assistant librarian to the French Senate. His novels, including the Contemporary History series and The Gods Are Athirst, often use allegory and religious symbolism as vehicles for moral questions. He died in 1924.
“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”
– Winston Churchill
6″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink
I know this is goofy, but sometimes weird stuff appears on my canvas. I’m not too sure how this happens, but I roll with it and usually have a pretty good time. **grin**
“The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn’t count; building arks does.”
– Warren Buffett
5″ x 7″ Watercolor
If you haven’t tried it, a whiskey transfer is a lot of fun! You start with an ink jet print. Turn it face down onto your watercolor paper. Liberally brush whiskey onto the back. The whiskey will transfer the ink to the paper. Then, just paint! (well, let it dry first) Remember to reverse the image in your computer before you print it, or it’ll be backwards. Have fun!
About Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett, the legendary American financier known as the Oracle of Omaha, is the world’s richest man. He was born in Nebraska in 1930. As a youngster, he sold six-packs of Coke for a profit and first invested in the stock market at age 11. His first limited partnership reaped dividends up to 30 percent. He follows the simple but powerful principle that you should learn about the intrinsic value of a company before you invest. He is now the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a diversified holding company.