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Not My Fault!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2011 by Eldon

Welcome to the Small Side Gallery, my space for posting small paintings designed especially for little places.

I’ve recently hooked up with a site called “Daily Paintworks”.  Daily Paintworks is a site where artists can post paintings for sale.  To see some of the little paintings I’ve posted there……. click here!  If in the process of visiting my new DPW gallery you discover something you like, you can purchase the piece through DPW (through Pay Pal) or you can contact me through this site directly. I’ve reduced all prices on my DPW for the Christmas season and the shipping is free.

(Don’t forget to check out the “Little Things” at the bottom of this post!)

Art history is cool. Most of it anyway. I liked learning about Monet  and Norman Rockwell. Nicolai Fechin was awesome, never did a poor painting in his life. OK I stretched that a little maybe but the point is all the old famous guys had lives that surpassed the norm. Even the new famous guys lead charmed lives. Or so it seems. If Monet were here he probably wouldn’t tell anyone anything he wasn’t totally proud of. And the further time takes us away from something the more distorted it becomes.

It doesn’t matter. I’m not hurt too much remembering things a little differently than they actually happened.  Scientific study (if I remember correctly) indicates we remember thing a little bit differently every time something from our past comes to mind. Do you suppose they can truly prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that my memory is faulty and I’ve naturally distorted the facts? Isn’t it nice to know, if it’s true, we don’t do it on purpose.

So….I assume since all my paintings are done from memory, (I have to look at what I wish to paint and then a short time later, from memory, I make a mark on my canvas) what you see above is to some extent the product of a distorted sense of reality. Not my fault!! Thanks scientific guys!! I feel so much better.

Below is the “Little Thing” for today:

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As fall turns to

winter I try to remember

what color it was

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Somewhere In Eastern Colorado

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by Eldon

Welcome to the Small Side Gallery, my space for posting small paintings designed especially for little places.

I’ve recently hooked up with a site called “Daily Paintworks”.  Daily Paintworks is a site where artists can post paintings for sale.  To see some of the little paintings I’ve posted there……. click here!  If in the process of visiting my new DPW gallery you discover something you like, you can purchase the piece through DPW (through Pay Pal) or you can contact me through this site directly. I’ve reduced all prices on my DPW for the Christmas season and the shipping is free.

(Don’t forget to check out the “Little Things” at the bottom of this post!)

  Title:  The Road Home. 6×8 oil

I was talking with a fellow from Wisconsin a while back. He didn’t like Colorado because from our Eastern border to the mountains there was nothing to see.

Huh?  If I had thought a guided tour would have opened his eyes I’d have offered. Usually, though, those kind of statements are made by the same sort of people who will argue the color of snow is anything but white. I let it go.

I do share his love of the mountains. When it’s warm around here I spend considerable time painting up there. (And sometimes when it’s not warm.) But my first love is the wide open spaces of the Eastern part of the state.

I grew up out there so maybe I’m a little biased.  I learned a long time ago to appreciate the dark shadows that grow beneath a hundred foot Elm at mid day.  I know what it’s like to watch the sun go down, dazzling, turning from blood red to orange and yellow and finally blue and violet as the day light fades away. It’s pretty hard, for me at least, to drive through that part of the country and not see a coyote or two or a herd of antelope. I know where to find the fossils and I can show you where the dinosaurs walked. And I could introduce you to a bunch of folks that feel the same as me.

Maybe it’s just as well he doesn’t see it. More open space for those that do.

Below is the “Little Thing” for today:

The rattle snake

leaves a line in the sand much

like my road home

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