Saturday, March 29, 2008


After realizing that he has killed his true father and married his mother, Oedipus puts out his eyes and becomes a begger.

For an interesting version of Oedipus in 8 minutes, performed by vegetables, see the following link.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Olive bought the fabric on sale

I'm busy getting 2 paintings ready for Visarts at Cranbrook. This is one. I've been busy doing too many other things. Must paint more.

Found this neat quote and liked it because I love to walk. "Angels whisper when we walk." (Raymond Inmon)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My favorite door

Not wanting be left out of the "Door Project", here is my photo of a favorite door found in Tubac Arizona.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Summer Grazing

I love watching the reservation horses up near the Akisqunuk band land. They have so many pinto, appaloosa, roan and solid colors. They are very suspicious, only allowing me to take a few pictures before they move off out of my sight. I always hate parking along the highway to take my photos (I am phobic about traffic--too many family members killed in pedestrian/vehicle accidents). But the horses are too hard to resist. I hope to do a series about them.
I'm not satisfied with this painting yet.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Setting Her Boundaries

I like the idea of experimenting with texture and text. I have had trouble in the past setting boundaries, trying to be a people pleaser so that people would like me. I finally figured out that about half the people will like me and the other half won't no matter what I do (outside of going berserk and decimating part of the population). So, now I try to please myself and care less what people think. Sometimes I just need to circle the wagons and keep everyone a little apart.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Stay as Sweet as You Are

"Stay as sweet as you are" was one of the comments that often appeared in yearbooks and autograph albums when I was a teen.
Why is it that some paintings seem to just pour off your brush and others are a fight. This one was a fight and I think it may not be done yet.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Trusty Rusty

Another rusty old truck, this one found in the place I was raised, West Liberty Illinois.