Poorly Written Novels and Grace

Poorly written novels—no matter how pious and edifying the behavior of the characters—are not good in themselves and are therefore not really edifying. Now a statement like this creates problems. An individual may be highly edified by a sorry novel because he doesn’t know any better. We have plenty of…

What to Paint?

Why paint? That’s a question I’ve asked myself. I have some reasons, but sitting in a room with an empty canvas has made me realize I’m not all that excited about painting whatever I can see from that room. I could paint from my mind, but that’s rather hard to…

Painting: Gare Saint Lazare

Monet’s paintings were derided as unfinished by the artists of the Salon in Paris. My copy of this Monet Gare Saint Lazare painting is even more unfinished. I’m a beginner, so I’m happy enough to start with resemblance. I knew almost nothing about Impressionism before spending time in Europe this…

Painting: Snow Capped Peaks

Now that I’m back in the states, I’ve decided to explore the creative arts more so I can be a better designer, but also so I can learn to see in a different way. This is my 2nd acrylic painting, and one of the few paintings of my adult life….