Friday, October 24, 2014

Golden State

Golden State
Oil on Wood
16"X12"
In the midst of a world besieged, here sits our Beautiful and bountiful golden state. Appreciating that and so many small moments of grace that rain down around us every day. 

 Laura McBride said it all in her engaging, optimistic book, "We Are Called to Rise:"

"It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated talk, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at the yellow, makes the bed, tips the maid, remembers the illness, congratulates the victor, accepts the consequences, takes a stand, steps up, offers a hand, goes first, goes last, chooses the small portion, teaches the child, tends to the dying, comforts the grieving, removes the splinter, wipes the tear, directs the lost, touches the lonely, is the whole thing.

What is the most beautiful is least acknowledged.

What is worth dying for is barely noticed."

Words to remember.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Morning Over Angel

Morning Over Angel
Oil on Wood
20"X16"

SOLD

Nothing like a few clouds to bring out the best in morning light.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Old Books New Life

Old Books New Life
Oil on Wood
 14"X14"

Welcome to the world of books, Max. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon
Oil on Wood
20"X16
Sausalito. Looking east. Angel Island and Raccoon Straits setting the stage for October's Harvest moon to rise and shine and warm the evening sky. It never gets old.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sonoma Crush

Sonoma Crush
Oil on Wood
14"X11"
Fall has arrived. Warm.  Yellow and Orange. A blanket of beauty spread across the Valley of the Moon.