Henrik Ibsen first said "A thousand words leave not the same impression as does a single deed." After his death in 1906, the phrase was shortened to "a picture paints a thousand words..." My favorite paintings here capture all those words...and more! Enjoy.
Jesus is in Your Boat
My imagination was truly inspired by the request of a local church elder to paint Jesus calming the waters during tumultuous times, such as those that so many people in the world have experienced this year. Four sketches, MANY hours, the opportunity to give credit to God, and the elder's very pleased reception of the finished work, all prompted my own thrilling "over the top" personal happiness and feeling that this is my best theme piece. --- GBM
"Happiness is anyone or anything at all loved by you."
-- Charles Schultz
Mary Edwards's Bear
"From every point on earth, we are equally near to heaven and the infinite."
-- Henri Amiel
"Jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule."
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
Being a newbie, I gathered some props, and what stood out to me was that moonshine jug!
"Beauty seen is never lost." --John Greenleaf Whittier
Roxy at Salmon Brook
"The heart has it's own memory, like the mind, and in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes." -- Longfellow
RIP, Roxy...the "best dog ever."
Low Tide in Nova Scotia
"Time and tide wait for no man."
-- St. Marher 1225
"And let today embrace the past with remembrance, and the future with longing." --Kahlil Gibran
Roxy the Spacedog
"All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
"Even the smallest of creatures carries a sun in his eyes."
Spring Hill Farm
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we will find it not."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Plein Air; UConn-Storrs, CT w/Shauna Shane
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