Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Secret to Painting

December 9, 2014
   Kathy got me a great book for my birthday: "How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life," by Russ Roberts. In it I discovered a couple things. Here they are:

• The first principal of life is that you must not fool yourself—and, remember, you are the easiest person to fool.

• You aren't as lovely as you think you are.

• We are drunks looking for our lost keys under a lamppost not because that's where we lost our keys but because that's where the light is.

• The family is a Socialist's paradise: The rent is free. The food is free. The clothes are free. All the kids are equal.

• We tried buying local once; it was called the Middle Ages.

   Over the weekend I tried to capture an old time pirate of the coastal range:

Daily Whipout: "Joaquin Murrietta Armed to The Teeth Sketch"

   Perhaps a tad too pirate, gave it another go yesterday:

Daily Whipout: "Joaquin Murrietta Armed to The Teeth, No 2"

   My good friend Kevin Mulkins gifted me an old menu from my hometown:

Lockwood's Cafe menu, front flap

Lockwood's Cafe breakfast menu: check out those crazy prices!

   Discovered an old painting and wondered aloud how I actually managed to achieve the effects therein:

Daily Whipout: "Dust Storm On The Horizon/ The Hunt for Delchay"

"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
—Edgar Degas