Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Could it be that the moon is too bright?
The sounds of the old house
settling in the dry dirt,
Dreams that give fright,
Sleep eludes me tonight
Soft breathing of someone enjoying his sleep,
Dripping of a faucet not closed tight
A dog standing sentry, barking
I fight off a mosquito,
A party that’s lasted too long
Distant sounds drift in-
Laughter, clink of glasses, undecipherable music
The “boom, boom” of the lowest notes.
An engine rumbles in the distance,
Re-living an old argument,
Ticking of an impatient clock,
Seconds, then minutes pass very loudly
As sleep eludes me tonight.
An owl sings a lonely song,
Cottonwood leaves rustling, sounding like rain
Re-living an old argument not won,
Reminders, to-do lists, chores left undone.
Mental exercises, self-hypnosis,
Fluff the pillow, sit up and read,
Drink warm milk,
Still – sleep eludes me tonight.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
We are all angels, born with only one wing. To truly fly we must embrace another.
- Luciano de Crescenzo
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I used the same limited palette colors which I used on the last two figuratives - don't want to waste the paints I've already squeezed onto my palette...I used Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Magenta, Cad Yellow Light and White.
I've shared some songs in the last few posts - today I wanted to share some interesting and fun blogs - if you get a chance to visit let them know you've come to their blogs through mine - it's always fun to see where our readers come from.
If you like to challenge yourself with your paintings, try The Virtual Paintout.
And a blog titled "He Who Laughs Last Didn't Get It" - is cool - check it out...I just love the name of the blog (is it just me who starts to laugh just when everyone else just about finished laughing and now only chuckling?)
You've got to check out the Texas Daily Painters Blog, mainly because I belong to the group, YAY! and because there are so many beautiful paintings posted constantly by the wonderful artists of....you guessed it, Texas!!
A feast for inspiration, Every Photo Tells a Story ; this blog will open doors to other blogs.
And if you care for animals or paint animals check out, Art for Shelter Animals. If you donate your artwork to charities, consider a Shelter or Animal Rescue group and then send in your animal paintings to be posted there.
Happy Blog Reading...