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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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At Home WithThe Muse?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2011 by Eldon

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

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

I’ve recently hooked up with a site called “Daily Paintworks”.  Daily Paintworks is a site where artists can post paintings for sale. The paintings are normally small and are some of the best quality around!!  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.

Title:  “The Day I Saw The Muse” oil approximately 16×12 inches

How many of us have actually seen “The Muse”?

I had always thought it was supposed to be the quiet little voice that talks to us about inspiration and ideas. I had this picture of it living somewhere inside me. Isn’t it the thing that says “Yep! That’s it! That’s what turns my crank!”. And we don’t even realize we heard it? Isn’t it supposed to be what directs us to  all the wonderful places we had no idea we wanted to be and all the while stay out of sight?

Well….     I saw mine.   This is the “thing” that’s been directing me all these years to do this or that?

Actually it explains quite a bit. Now I have an idea why I’ve done some of the things I’ve done. It makes see why I thought Big Daddy Roth and Rat Fink were so cool. And now I realize why little people with horns and tails are lingering just out of sight when I’m working on a landscape.  I know he digs doing a landscape as much as I do but sometimes he like to cast abandon onto the wind and act a fool. My muse is a just a little bit odd.

Here, see for yourself. I’m starting to get used to him. But does it make you wonder just a little bit what YOUR muse really looks like?

“The Muse” 12×9 inches

Below is the “Little Thing” for today.

The end of Autumn

Me and my muse are at odds

over subject matter

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Mid Winter Thaw

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Eldon

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

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

I’ve recently hooked up with a site called “Daily Paintworks”.  Daily Paintworks is a site where artists can post paintings for sale. The paintings are normally small and are some of the best quality around!!  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.

“Mid Winter Thaw” oil on panel

It’s one of the things I love about Colorado. One day it’s frozen over and the next we’ve got water running all over. When it’s warmer I don’t mind getting out to paint but the frozen over part gives me pause. Usually, with a small group of plein air friends, I go anyway.

This painting stems from a trip I made to Colorado Springs a couple of winters ago with a stop in the snow on the way back. It was a beautiful day that warmed way beyond what I could have asked for so I set up my easel and this 5×7 inch oil is the result. We’re supposed to have some snow tonight. It it snows maybe I’ll get out tomorrow and paint some of it.

Below is the “Little Thing” for today. Haikuish, sorta…

Wishing for Spring,

this little bit of water

will freeze tonight

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