April Fool's Day, and - January 6th

APRIL FOOL'S DAY, AND - JANUARY 6TH

January 6th, an original acrylic painting 22 X 30" , unframed The first day of April, is the traditional day for playing practical...

A Wee Bit Of A Visit From Horatio

A WEE BIT OF A VISIT FROM HORATIO

They say that on Saint Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish for a day. So I shouldn't have been surprised when my little thespian friend,...

 
 
 
The Grand Old Party is for sale, to the lowest bidder

THE GRAND OLD PARTY IS FOR SALE, TO THE LOWEST BIDDER

As we look back over the events of the past year or so, it all seems so unbelievable, that if it were a work of fiction, no one would...

The Unendinng Carnival, and - Janus

THE UNENDINNG CARNIVAL, AND - JANUS

Janus, an original acrylic painting 24" X 36", on stretched canvas - unframed Janus was the Roman god of new beginnings, the two-faced...

 
 
 
A Holiday Visit From Horatio

A HOLIDAY VISIT FROM HORATIO

Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, and none were expected. But what to my wondering...

A Year In The Red Zone, and, The Imperial Poinsettia

A YEAR IN THE RED ZONE, AND, THE IMPERIAL POINSETTIA

The Imperial Poinsettia, an original acrylic painting on canvas 20" X 24", unframed Last December, in this blog, I posted a photo...

 
 
 
One Pilgrim's Hope For Progress

ONE PILGRIM'S HOPE FOR PROGRESS

Since I have been cautiously maintaining my social distancing, during this pandemic, I did not expect to be seeing anyone for the Thanksgiving...

Truth revealed in art

TRUTH REVEALED IN ART

The poet John Keats said something to the effect, that the beauty of art reveals truth, and that beauty and truth are much the same....

 
 
 
Ozymandias, and, Signs Of Our Time

OZYMANDIAS, AND, SIGNS OF OUR TIME

In 1818, Shelley published his famous sonnet called Ozymandias. The poem is the tale of an egotistical, narcissistic king, who once...

What's the matter with Kansas? - and, Sunflower Daze

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? - AND, SUNFLOWER DAZE

 
 
 
Horatio's service to the nation

HORATIO'S SERVICE TO THE NATION

Those of you who are familiar with this blog may recall my past references to the visits from my little, quixotic friend, aspiring...

Welcome To Carnival - Reprise

WELCOME TO CARNIVAL - REPRISE

In my blog entry for last weekend, my thoughts about the poor response we have made, to abate the pandemic became my primary focus,...

 
 
 
To mask, or not to mask? - and, Welcome To Carnival

TO MASK, OR NOT TO MASK? - AND, WELCOME TO CARNIVAL

Welcome To Carnival An original acrylic painting, on primed canvas panel 24" X 20", unframed "To be, or not to be?" That was the question...

MORT NOIRE - SECOND PAGE

I am adding this second entry to my post from yesterday, because my post became so long-winded with my thoughts about irresponsible...

 
 
 
The madness of crowds - and, Mort Noire

THE MADNESS OF CROWDS - AND, MORT NOIRE

Mort Noire, an original woodblock print 14" X 32" , unframed There is a long-standing myth, that says lemmings have a tendency to...

Gardens of lost innocence - and, Alice In The Garden

GARDENS OF LOST INNOCENCE - AND, ALICE IN THE GARDEN

Alice In The Garden - an original acrylic painting 12" X 16", unframed - 17" X 21", framed

 
 
 
Social Distancing, and A Place In The Sun

SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND A PLACE IN THE SUN

A Place In The Sun, an original acrylic painting 16" X 20" , unframed My last posting to this blog was titled Beware the ides of March....

Beware the ides of March

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH

Last month I added a Valentine's Day posting to this blog, in which I remarked about how little we human beings have changed in the...

 
 
 
Valentine's Day, and The Old, Old Art Of Love

VALENTINE'S DAY, AND THE OLD, OLD ART OF LOVE

I don't know why some of us still call the holiday of love and romance Saint Valentine's Day. There is nothing particularly saintly...

The Grand Old Party

THE GRAND OLD PARTY

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Just Three

Just Three

It's spring and I thought that those endearing and pesky robins who wake me up at dawn would be the perfect thing to sketch with just three colors. Black for their wings and... Read more ...

Boy Oh Boy

Boy Oh Boy

Saturday Leftover Day. I have shared many pages from the scouting magazine Boy's Life. Some using my own scans, some from the complete run that can be found online. The comic... Read more ...

Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75

As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. Read more ...

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Schuberth und Schuberth Location: Wienerwald, Austria Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Christoph Panzer Area: 50.0 m2 Read more ...

The First-Ever Camera Collar Footage Shot by a Wild Wolf

You can now see the world from a wolf's point of view. This 3-minute video is the first-ever camera collar footage shot from the perspective of a wild wolf. The video was... Read more ...

After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows. Read more ...

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Expensive cameras often lack basic features. The most common limitations-by-design are fixed screens and no flash. I suspect that some camera designers aren't photographers and... Read more ...

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Even a boring spot illustration of a postal clerk can become an exciting trip through an abstract art exhibition when the illustrator is Robert Fawcett. Take a closer look... Read more ...

Krazy Kat

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Up all night, Greg Girard

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