Monday, May 12, 2008



Is that "POW!", like in a Roy Lichtenstein painting, or is that P.O.W. for prisoner of war?

I recently watched "A Town like Alice", broadcast on PBS Masterpiece Theatre. Based on the book by Nevil Shute. He was a very fine writer. I've read Slide Rule, The Chequer Board, and On the Beach. Not A Town Like Alice, though. Maybe one day.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Wake-up Call

Wake-up Call

"You don't know how paralysing that is, that stare of a blank canvas, which says to the painter: you can't do a thing."

"Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of 'you can't' once and for all."

"Do you really think I don't care about technique or that I don't try for it? Oh, but I do, although only inasmuch as it allows me to say what I want to say."

- Vincent van Gogh

Sometimes on a walk, I'll see a scene and think to myself, "Yes, Vincent would paint that."

But, is this a Vincent type of fractal?!