The Importance of Being…..

If you have time, visit BBC7 digital radio and listen to  The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde.  This is a great presentation and leaves your eyes and hands free to paint or draw or weave or…  but hurry, it is only available for 2 more days.  I listened to it yesterday and enjoyed it greatly.

And, in being ernest, thanks for the comments of encouragement on the last post.  It is wonderful that artists from all over the world are able to view other’s work and even “speak” to them about it without leaving home.   

The perching bird below has been on and off my easel several times over the last two weeks, the butterflies were done over the last two nights.  I was playing with the backgrounds on each;  the bird by using subtle variations of red and the butterflies by using isopropyl alcohol to repel the paint.  This worked well with a green I had originally painted over the gessoed panel board.  It created little white donuts in the paint.  But I went a little further and painted it the blue thinking I would get layer over layer.   Blue apparently is not as repelled by alcohol as is green.  Wonder if green is Baptist….


12″x12″  acrylic on canvas


6″x12″ acrylic on Masonite

A little Baptist/drinking humor never hurt anyone, especially if you are Baptist!



3 Responses to “The Importance of Being…..”

  1. jeanie Says:

    Lovely. Just lovely — I so admire your ability to draw/paint creatures and they look like they should! The bird, especially, is exquisite.

  2. steve Says:

    Simply wonderful work. But of all your entries, this is the first time that I have laughed out loud…thank you, I needed it.

  3. Mike Says:

    Excellent paintings, the bird on the fence is amazing.

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