having a hard time stopping in time. one time I was successful.
thought of Jay DeFeo when I was working on this one.
this isn't exactly the goat in the basement...
'How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? who made it wise?' (François Rabelais)
'Words make love with one another.' (Paul Klee)
'Always be a poet, even in prose.' (Charles Baudelaire)
who's this pitcher who was using an alias in the major leagues? he was Fausto Carmona (So operatic it's obviously made up) and now he's merely Roberto Hernandez? he managed to pitch well for the Rays with his new (maybe real) name and got the W. but what an odd story. haven't heard the half of it yet.
certainly didn't think that this painting was going to come out so well. it was done for my father's cousin Neil who turned 90 recently. As an avid birder he has logged nearly all the species in North America, not to mention the thousands of birds he's seen around the world. So I decided to paint him a crow, it's one of the most common native birds and said to be one of the most intelligent. I do love watching crows. the partly was fun. there were 4 Neils, and I think we were all the second son in our respective families.
I think this one has been batting around about 2 years now. really thought I got somewhere with a painting tonight but there was way too much glare when I tried to take a photo.
'Sometimes reality is too complex. stories gives it form.' (Jean-Luc Godard)
'Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.' (Euripides)
'To me Art's subject is the human clay, / And landscape but a background to a torso; / All Cézanne's apples I would give away / For one small Goya or a Daumier.' (W. H. Auden)
'Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals the man.' (Pablo Picasso)
finished reading The Recognitions, I had to put off reading the epilogue because I really didn't want the experience to be over. '...the pleasure of being all alone, with a book, is one of the greatest pleasures.' William Gaddis
'In order to attain the impossible, one must atempt the absurd.' (Miguel de Cervantes)
'To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.' (Pauol Klee)
'La vérité vaut bien qu'on passe quelques années sans la trouver. (Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it.) Renard
'Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.' (Euripides)
'The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later.' (Joan Mirò)
these are sketches from my notebook...
'A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts.' (Paul Valéry)
I found myself in a place that looked a lot like the old section of Bismarck, there was a guy on a huge horse 15 feet tall at least, much bigger than a backhoe. The guy was aging and wore glasses, had a Lg. cowboy hat on and a beige buckskin getup. the horse was mottled bay and kind of curly. I had a little chat with the rider as I petted the horse munching on a bit of grass. after the horse thing there was a huge lot of snow to deal with. we were driving around not sure where we were going. had some anxiety, something about an opera score I'd misplaced. maybe it was Carmen. I was riding with my father and we drove into a service station that seemed more like a crude oil relay depot. once we got in there was no way out but driving into a restricted are that seemed to be some sort of a shooting range. I was looking for a way to turn around but he just kept right on driving.
'If we are to make reality endurable, we must all nourish a fantasy or two.' (Marcel Proust)
dreamt I was jamming with Iggy Pop the other night. pretty much out of the blue. never been a big Iggy fan but we got to rolling out some rhythms. just a chance encounter.
waiting for the candle to burn to the edge of the glass. that's what the instructions recommend on the first burn. there's another half inch to go and I don't think I'm gonna make it.