Friday, August 22, 2008

Have a donut.

Ok. Tomorrow I am fifty. Really a strange thing to experience. My mind seems to be the same. I always was forgetful.  The body, although my hair is grayer and thinner, is in as bad a shape as it ever was.  Hmmm. Oh yeah, my knees ache a lot.  Sometimes I am surprised when I look in the mirror.  I see my grandfather.  Time does seem to go faster as we age.  The forties went so fast.  I have come to the conclusion that although I physically seem to age at a reasonable pace or at a "normal" pace my mind doesn't want to accept that I am fifty.  I thought thirty was a big deal. Then I thought forty was a milestone. Fifty? Sucks. Senior menu at Denny's...  Hey I kinda like the idea.  

Anyway, how about a donut?

  This piece, "Yellow Donut with Sprinkles" is a painting that I am revitalizing. I first painted it in 2001 and was part of a triptych called "The Holy Trinity".  I am giving it a bit of a facelift and sending it off as a solo piece. 

It's been a while since I worked in oils. I am enjoying the process. I haven't done "sweet" paintings in a long time.  I've added more images of dessert/donut paintings that happen to have sprinkles to the blog (in the right hand column) and there are more at my website

Look for this painting at the SJICA auction this Fall in San Jose.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that's what I call a BLOG! Nice!