Old Dory

“When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder.”
– William Joseph Slim

Old Dory

7″ x 11″ Watercolor

This painting was something else!  All the perspective and boards going this way and that…. mind boggling!  It is also quite a bit larger than I normally paint.  In case you were wondering, this is not one of the valentines paintings.  🙂

About William Joseph Slim

The courageous British commander William Joseph Slim, who led forces during both world wars, led an impressive turnaround of the so-called Forgotten Army in Burma during World War II after he trained them how to fight in jungle conditions. He was born in 1891 in Bristol. He joined the army as a second lieutenant at the outbreak of World War I and was wounded in the battle of Gallipoli. He served as governor-general of Australia, a ceremonial role, from 1953 to 1960. He died in 1970.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lindahalcombfineart
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 14:58:32

    What fun! Very complicated and I love the colors.


  2. lesliepaints
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 09:16:11

    This is wonderful. I like the this way and that of this. It is nostalgic for me as I grew up on a lake. The colors remind me of the the basket and hands painting I liked so well.


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