Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Butler near 3rd and Wisdom
Samuel Johnson said that the prospect of being hanged concentrates the mind wonderfully. The same applies to moving. But I am concentrating on painting again. The above is a 9x12 oil of the view on Butler Street approaching 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn.
Lately, I have been reading Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness by Alan D. Hodder, which I acquired at the bookstore at Walden Pond earlier this year. It is a rich, profound book about Thoreau's religious and artistic vision. Hodder cites Thoreau from Walden: "I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born."