Category Archives: Painting

Pigmentatious Transmogrification

Deep Brown is the New Dull Grey. Paint.  Just paint.  It changes everything.  What once was a dull, dingy, mottled-grey deck is being transformed into something far more attractive. It is now morphing into a deep, dark brown. I had planned … Continue reading

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Sand and Such

The sanding began, but the weather said, “No.” I was no more than 30 minutes into sanding the deck with my newly purchased belt sander yesterday when the rain began.  It was light rain, but it was rain…not the time for sanding the … Continue reading

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Musing About Photography

It occurs to me that, when I take photographs, particularly photographs in remarkably beautiful settings, my purpose is to seize the moment, to make it endure.  It is not just the image I want to capture, but the way it … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray

I lied.  There, I said it.  I prevaricate.  I fabricated a tale and spoke it as if it were truth.  But it was an unintentional lie.  I had planned for it to be true.  Really.  I didn’t mean to lie. … Continue reading

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A Gallon of Gold, Dripping with Impatience

The sheetrock guys have done what I’ve asked them to do, and then some, so now the walls and ceilings are ready for paint.  The last time I bought paint for these walls, the color did not match.  Maybe it … Continue reading

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I envy writers and sculptors.  Poets, especially.  Well, good ones. I don’t envy those whose ill-conceived and half-hearted attempts to communicate concepts and emotions simply spill spoiled ink on the page or shards of broken rock onto the ground. You … Continue reading

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Art and Language and Ideas: One and the Same

My wife and I went to Fort Worth today with the objectives of: 1) viewing the exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum entitled, “The Kimbell at 40: An Evolving Masterpiece,” and 2) viewing the exhibition entitled “To See as Artists … Continue reading

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Precipitation Leads to Pictures and Painting

In spite of evidence of recent light rain, I left the house for my morning walk.  Because I opted to sleep in a bit after my alarm woke me, I didn’t get out of bed until 5:20 a.m. and didn’t … Continue reading

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