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“GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR FUTURE – GOD IS THERE.”

Having a friend who is in a Catholic religious order proves rewarding in more ways than one but it’s especially great to receive newsletters from such a friend, which I do. The latest newsy-email I received inspired me and quite dramatically; I feel a need both personally and publicly — privately and professionally, private issues […]

KEEPING ‘UP’

I can’t keep up. I am “up,” but I can’t “keep ‘up’.” Like, who made the Standard In the Sky by which everyone is to keep? When something’s trendy, I wonder if it’s, say, popular like a tent — it’s not the Sky, it’s covering-up the Sky. People are as easily misled when following trends […]

“GUNPOWDER AND STAINS”

Front Cover, “Gunpowder and Stains,” a book by Ed Ruscha Out of print, out of luck, any book by Ed Ruscha brings me that much closer to embracing the emptiness of the California deserts, of emptiness and refueling afterward, to understanding the futility that most of us painters — which includes Ed Ruscha, painter extraordinairre […]

HEART ART

“Heart Art, Two,” Oil on Linen, 6′ x 8′. This painting appears on my site, GALLERY, with caption — please take a look, if interested. This painting, along with reproductions of many of my other paintings, can be viewed in my GALLERY, start page. The .jpg reproductions of these painted works have been a challenge […]