8"x12" oil on canvas panel•••I know my posts have petered off a bit and I am sorry for it. It is
not for lack of paintings—there are over 20 lounging about the studio
you have not seen yet—it is just that I have been delinquent with my
photographing and posting of the work. •
Maybe that is the problem: All those paintings off-gassing around me.
Me and my one remaining brain cell. (It is true, there is only one left
and he just aimlessly wanders around up there wondering where all of his
friends have gone. I should give him a name. What was I talking about?
Oh yeah...) Maybe that should be my New Year's resolution, not that I go
in for New Year's resolutions, but this might actually be a good one
for me: Get a ventilation system in my studio. At the beginning of 2014,
I vaguely remember having at least 10 to 15 semi-functioning brain
cells. The combination of a lack of a good ventilation system AND not
consuming enough cookies has either killed or driven off those of weak
constitution. It is an established fact that (at least in my world)
cookies are brain food and my intake has sadly tapered off. •
Oh, I should also add to the list the resolution of trying to post more paintings for you. You have been so nice, you deserve it. •
I would add killing off my evil camera and getting a new one to the
list, but that goal has been floating around for years and the little
devil has survived all my attempts to dispatch it. I do not like the
nasty little so-and-so, but I have to admit it's got grit and is
amazingly spry, making it tough to knock off. • Sorry, my commentary appears to have gone astray. See what having only one brain cell can do?
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From the "Man, I know how you feel!" department: “My playing used to be a little bit conservative, but I think I've gained courage. It's not that I'm playing better. I certainly don't have more chops. I guess it's just lack of fear! I just basically don't give a damn now. I feel I'm OK..” — Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall (1930-2013)