Thursday, August 25, 2022

611 California Quail

California Quail
oil on canvas

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -

How Emily Dickinson expressed the inexpressible!

I think paintings can be like poems. I have recently learned that James McNeill Whistler thought of paintings as musical compositions. I suppose all these means of expression are ways of making connections with others. I hope that is true.

Monday, August 22, 2022

610 Satsuma Branch

 Satsuma Branch
Oil on Canvas

     This branch with one satsuma was hanging over the edge of the table. The setup had several oranges and a lovely white teapot, but this little hanging branch is what looked beautiful to me. I especially loved the cast shadow against the table cloth.