Sunday, January 31, 2010

Aunt Bee's Bible


Aunt Bee's Bible
Oil on Wood Panel
6"X6"
She wasn't my Aunt. She came to me through marriage. A prize. To be cherished. This Bible is inscribed, "To my dear Bee from Mother, Aug. 27, 1940." In it she kept a well worn piece of paper titled, "Ten Rules for Happiness." Here they are:
1. Make up your mind to be happy.
2. Make the best of your lot.
3. Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that everything that happens to you is world-shaking importance and that somehow you should have been protected against the misfortunes that befall other people.
4. Don't take other people too seriously. They are not much of a muchness either. Don't let their criticisms worry you.
5. Don't borrow trouble. You have to pay compound interest on that and it will bankrupt you in the end if you do.
6. Don't cherish enmities and grudges. Don't remember all the mean things people have done to you. Forget them.
7. Keep in circulation. Go around and meet people.
8. Don't hold postmortems. Don't spend your life brooding over the mistakes you have made, or the sorrows that have befallen you.
9. Do something for somebody less fortunate than yourself. Happiness is a coin that we keep only when we give it away.
10. Keep busy. That is a sovereign remedy for unhappiness.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Time Out at the Farnsworth


Time Out at the Farnsworth
Oil on Wood Panel
8"X6"
A big part of the museum experience for me is the juxtaposition of figures in motion with the paintings on the walls. Like dance. One figure plays off the other. Changing the effect of the painting every time a new figure appears.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Man, Boy, Dog

Man, Boy, Dog
Oil on Wood Panel
6"X6"
Finally! Back to painting. Pictured with the picture is Joan Brown's, "Untitled (Noel and Bob the Dog), 1964." It's at The De Young Museum. And it is one of my all time favorite paintings.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last Year's Law

Last Year's Law
Oil on Canvas
6"X8"
Off to be recycled. Along with yesterday's paper and yesterday's news.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

John Adams


John Adams
Oil on Wood Panel
8"X10"
Give your old books to your local Library Book Sale. They know how to display them in such a way that makes you see them in a new light. Sometimes you leave with one you might have given yourself last year. I bet someone is wishing he had held on to this mighty John Adams pair.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Yukari's Amazing Bookshelf

Yukari's Amazing Bookshelf
Oil on Wood Panel
8"X8"
SOLD
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pamela's Bookshelf


Pamela's Bookshelf
Oil on Wood
7"X12"
Pamela's bookshelves are a reflection of her personality. Varied, intensely interesting, unexpected, touching, inspiring, inviting, amusing, quirky, soulful, beautiful, and never ever boring. I'll be going back for more. I wonder who the woman in the photo is.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ron and Superman


Ron and Superman
Oil on Canvas
8"X6"

Monday, January 4, 2010

Californian

Californian
Oil on Wood Panel
8"X6"
New Year's Eve at the DeYoung with old friends. My idea of heaven.

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