This is an attempt at allowing the paint to determine what the floral arrangement might be.
Watercolors include Quinacridone Gold, Mayan Blue Genuine and Rhodonite Genuine. After the floral shapes started to emerge, then a few other colors were added. The painting is 7.5" X 10.5" on Kilimanjaro White 100% cotton 140lb paper, and is for sale.
I am having a very hard time
with my hobby/business direction. I find it very difficult to wade through tutorials
and listening to the endless droning on and on of the presenter. Then they
constantly pound you for money to buy more of their teachings.
As you might have noticed, I
am developing my painting and photography talents. I am at a point in my life
that due to age and medical issues, this area is my retirement, if you will.
The pinnacle for me is to
paint people. Its not as easy as you might think, especially if the model is,
Stay tuned as this develops.
Ok enough of my ranting.
Im watching a video right now
from BP Earthwatch. Now I do like this guy, he has a wonderfully deep voice and
he's graphically descriptive. One area of his expertise is space. He is very
well informed on space related areas. He is also very well versed on the Cern
collider and Fukishima nuclear disaster.
So here is a shout out to you
all for Jesse's channel. Please take a moment and check him out.
Again, its more of the
same. There is a surge in violence right now in this nation. The violence is
PURELY POLITICAL in nature.
If you would insert the 'same
ole same ole' gun violence of Chicago and Baltimore, most people would quietly
roll their eyes and say "Who gives a shit?" And really, who does give
I know I don't.
The thugs in Baltimore
and Chicago are killing each other over turf and drugs. That's been going on
since the 50's in the slums of New York City, if you are looking purely at
ethnic violence. Now if you factor in the Italian/Irish immigrant violence, You
know, the Mob/Mafia etc, then this has been going on for a lot longer.
So, who cares?
Have we all become so
accustomed to the killings that it just doesn't mean much any longer? Has the
Justice system in this nation become a Lock 'em up-Throw away the key, lets
build more prisons type thing?
So, now the violence has
turned political in nature.
It is understandable that
if you have a belief system in where your 'god' is politics. Then you will
fight, bleed and die for your 'god.'
If your 'god' is nature,
then you might hang yourself in a redwood and dare the loggers to cut it down,
or maybe pound in spikes so the mill workers can eviscerate themselves when
they go to work.
Is your 'god' one without
any borders or restraints? Then protesting a barrier along the US southern border may be a good
thing to get killed for. I mean why would anyone put up a barrier for anything?
Unless that barrier is on
the border of a forest, then we need barriers so as to keep these pesky humans,
not just 'humans', but white Euro-centric humans out of the land.
This is where we as a
nation have come.
It's not a pretty picture.
A day or so ago, a
protest for/against whatever the soup du jour of the day is/was, happened in
I don't know the intimate
details, and I don't really care....it's political and smacks of Liberal/Right
clashes. Which I find terribly juvenile and boring. So a guy drives his car
into a crowd, kills one and injures plenty. And...he didn't yell 'Allah Akbar.'
So what's the cure?
Is it Gun Control?
Is it Global Warming actions?
Is it more effective Race
Is it Get Rid of President
Is it Russia?
Our national symptoms are,
increased violence, lack of respect for each other-our nation-our standards,
increased drug usage (indicates a tangible withdrawal from society)
The Rx is God thru Jesus Christ.
This also means that our history as Americans needs to be revisited and
studied. our nation was founded on Christian principles. The founding documents
state that each man is a creation of God, and that Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness is our core . Our
history wasn't pretty nor perfect...and there was violence.
However, this won't mean much
to those who out of hand reject God and what HE offers to each of us.