As a child I used to sit and draw pictures of the neighbors horses and in the past few years I have fallen in love with the desert so in this little series am combining young love with an adult love.
“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”
– Leo Rosten
About Leo Rosten
Leo Rosten, the Polish-American academic and author, is best known for his seminal The Joys of Yiddish, an amusing look at Yiddish words that have entered the American vernacular. Born in Lodz, Poland, on April 11, 1908, he immigrated to Chicago as a child. He wrote dozens of books, including a set of extremely popular humorous stories about Hyman Kaplan, a night-school student struggling with English. Under the pseudonym Leonard Q. Ross, he wrote mysteries and film noir screenplays. He died on February 19, 1997.
Today’s Painting: Midnight Run 16×20 acrylic, I have added some stars to the sky and I am still trying to figure out what is missing. One of these days I am going to have to get the good camera out to get photos that show off the colors.
I have added a few close ups of the horses to help show the color and texture.
“Consistency is only a paste jewel that cheap men cherish.”
– William Allen White
About William Allen White
William Allen White, the American newsman who ran the Emporia Gazette, is known for his essay attacking populism, “What’s the Matter With Kansas,” and for his eulogy for his 17-year-old daughter, Mary. He was born in Kansas on February 10, 1868. During college, he wrote letters to a grocer, a merchant, and a newspaper editor asking for work. The first two turned him down, so he ended up in journalism. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1923 and is considered one of the most influential Kansans in history. He died on January 29, 1944.