Tuesday, March 31, 2009


oil on canvas

I tend to take things literally. It's a problem. When my mother worried I was weird because I spent most of my time alone in my room with an 18x24" pad of the best ever nubbly paper and a collection of 4, 5 and 6B pencils, she insisted I join my cousin's 4-H Club. I had no interest but off I went. I was given the job of secretary at our first meeting. When we adjourned, the pres asked me to read the minutes back. I looked at my watch and promptly shot back... "25!"

Today's theme for dailypainters.com is obvious, no?


  1. LOL!!! I'd love to buy you a drink one day and just hear more stories like the one you related. Too funny!

    I love the way you approached this challenge. The dark expansive background and the box lends the viewer so many stories that can be inspired by the image. Love it.

  2. I like that you didn't just use plain old browns for the box.

    I see some nice reddish-browns and warm yellow-tans which give this simple subject matter some life and personality.


  3. fan tab u lous! The best story I've heard in a really long time. Also a cool painting.

  4. Great! You were really thinking.

  5. Love the strong simplicity of this. Beautiful color palette!

  6. I love it! Proof that anything can be subject matter when handled as expertly as you did this.


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