Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Quit Bucking If You've Won the Fight
It's been a frosty, frozen day here in Hill Country Texas. Only 2 cars have passed down our road all day, and one has been the mailman. I can see the chickens occasionally poke their beaks outside the coop and then hurriedly return inside. The horses galloped past my studio window a few moments ago. I suspect they became bored sheltering in the barn. Their burst of energy didn't last long, though. After about 10 minutes of kicking and bucking, they returned to again huddle in the barn and avoid the sub-zero wind chill. I feel sorry for any animals, domesticated or wild who are without shelter. This cold is brutal.
I am continuing to play with the palette knife and I'm liking the looseness it forces upon me. Can't get too detailed when no tiny brushes are used. More paint ends up on the canvas, too, which makes an intensely colorful image. In addition I LOVE this frame. It fits this painting perfectly.
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Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?