Monday, July 23, 2012


9x12 oil of Pacific at Classon, Brooklyn.  I prefer sunny days, but this weather fits the setting.

One has to read Thoreau carefully.  He can surprise, such as when he writes, "Any prospect of awakening or coming to life to a dead man makes indifferent all times and places.  The place where that may occur is always the same, and indescribably pleasant to all our senses."

A few paragraphs later he writes, "With thinking we may be beside ourselves in a sane sense."

When I paint and draw, I am always beside myself.  My next group of pictures will all be pastels.

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