Barbados Beach Shack – August 31, 2009

“No great deed, private or public, has ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty.”
– Leon Wieseltier


Barbados Beach Shack

6″ x 6″ Watercolor

I took this picture when I was there in September of 2008.

Last December, I painted this same beach shack with acrylic on a 4″ x 4″ gallery wrap canvas. I didn’t look at the first painting at all, when I painted this watercolor. To look at the two of them, side by side, is fun. They are so different! I’m not really sure which one I like the best. I do like them both.

About Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier, the sharp-tongued literary editor of The New Republic, has used his role to deliver brilliant, scathing put-downs of intellectual fads and pretense. He was born in Brooklyn in 1952. He studied Jewish history and philosophy at Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard’s Society of Fellows. He won the National Jewish Book Award for the memoir Kaddish, about his year of mourning after his father’s death.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. asmalltowndad
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 15:25:44

    Interesting, This is something I have never tried but might give it a shot someday.


  2. lesliepaints
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 08:13:40

    This is so cool. Of course I’d think that because I love creative ventures. I like both of these, also. Looks like someone painted the front of the shack between paintings!


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