Paint what you see

Yesterday I saw the sky, strikingly blue, behind a row of dark evergreens and a bright yellow-orange poplar. As usual, I wanted to imprint the scene in my memory and paint it. There is something inside me that desires to capture and hold beauty. As I looked at the intensity of the colors and the… Continue reading Paint what you see

The pain passes but the beauty remains

I have been in a lot of pain recently. For some reason my neck is giving me trouble. Today I thought about the artist, who, crippled by arthritis continued to paint the great cathedrals in Europe. When someone asked him why, he responded, "The pain passes, but the beauty remains." Writing requires discipline, persistence, all… Continue reading The pain passes but the beauty remains