Don’t be the Ass in the Middle

Don't be the Ass in the Middle

My son Chadwyck took a photo of three horses crossing a creek outside of San Francisco, and I Liked it so much I decided to paint it, but the poor horse in the middle came out looking more like a donkey than the third horse and it made me think that some things do not always come out as they were intended. Maybe we all make mistakes in life, but the important thing is that we don’t become an “idiot” about our mistakes

 

 

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Don’t be the Ass in the Middle

Do you see the stars or the tree?

Do you see the stars or the tree?

Oscar Wilde once said “I may be laying in the gutter, but I am looking at the stars.”

My son Chadwyck Wirtz shared this photo with me and made me think about our vision of the world.

Do you see the tree, the stars or both? Or do you see something else? The joy of the moment?

Views or visions that make you think of something other than what you really see can bring such joy in life.

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Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Worked on this yesterday, but feel my horses look a little pathetic. One of friends mentioned the middle one looked like a donkey, so maybe I will name the painting “Ass in the Middle”. It is from a photo taken by my oldest son, Chadwyck Wirtz on a hiking trip. I will repost when done.

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Living the Good Life in Kingston

Living the Good Life in Kingston

Walking into Kingston today with best friends from San Diego we passed the trailer that inspired this painting. The photo was taken at 11 PM in December. I was mazed how many people were out and about at that time of night in Kingston in December.

My friend mentioned that she had never visited Seattle when it did not rain. It was warm and sunny until about 30 minutes later, when after a Latte we started our walk home, where we witnessed lightning, heard thunder and were drenched on the way home.

Be careful what you say in Washington….

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Barn on the way to Port Townsend

Barn on the way to Port Townsend

Wish I could say I sat there and painted this, but someone in my painting group shared the photo and I thought it was lovely. Four of us painted the scene, each with a different result. It is 14 x 16 and available today for $450

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Photos from my son’s hike

Photos from my son's hike

Raising three sons by myself was always an adventure. Now they are grown and they sometimes share their adventures with me. My oldest son Chadwyck Wirtz has taken to photography and recently sent me several photos that will translate beautifully into paintings. Look to find paintings from these in the future.

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