Begonia Greens

“Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.”
– Sir Thomas Browne

Begonia Greens


This one was an exercise in greens.   I mixed a pallet full of different greens and just played away.  I still have that pallet and dig it out from time to time to play with the greens.   I admit that I often use greens straight from the tube, but it’s way more fun to mix them myself.  🙂

I have to share… I flew for an hour by myself last night in McAlester.  I did really good and my landings are really improving!  My next trip is to pick the plane up in McAlester and fly it to Muskogee and practice there, then fly it back to McAlester.   Maybe this Sunday.  Wheeeeeee! 🙂

About Sir Thomas Browne

The erudite English doctor Sir Thomas Browne, who wrote a number of books on science and religion, was known for his baroque prose style and his controversial opinions. He was born in 1605 in London and settled in Norwich to practice medicine. He wrote his most famous book, Religio Medici (The Religion of a Physician), an intellectual autobiography, in 1635. A friend published it in 1642 without his permission, embarrassing him, but the book’s popularity encouraged him to write more. He died in 1682.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kevin Faulkner
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 09:54:47

    4 books published by Browne in his life-time. Science only just beginning to separate from religion. It’s unknown who bootlegged his spiritual testimony, probably not a friend but an unscrupulous speculator. Browne does make some interesting observations upon colour though in Pseudodoxia chapter ‘On Blackness’.


  2. asmalltowndad
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 10:49:30

    Beth I really like the direction that your playing with now. Be safe when in flight!


  3. lesliepaints
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 10:03:04

    Congratulations in your growth in flying, Beth. You Rock!

    I really like your ecercise in greens. I need to do more of this. The greens straight from the tube are so garish. Your painting is not. It is rich with the colors of nature. Beautiful.


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