Friday, September 2, 2016

Summer Evening Fields; Albert Einstein, "Two ways to live your life"; a rollicking adventure

Summer Evening Fields
 oil on canvas  24" x 28"

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. 
The other is as though everything is a miracle."
Albert Einstein

Lucky are the painters in this world for they tend to agree with the second way of living - walking about, enamored with small miracles at every turn. How else to go back every day and fight the good fight with shadow and light; warmth and coolness; shape and space; all to be discovered as one abandons objective knowledge and leaps into the unknown - accepting the confrontation at the end with the recorded evidence. One must be in love with the chaos and chance, the poetic visual incident based on seeing; the not knowing. My gosh it is a rollicking adventure! Enjoy!


  1. As an amateur poet, I should be able to comment ekphrastically. I dare not. The sheer pleasure of observing your work is gratifying enough. I'm even doubtful that any type of narration beyond what you blog here would be superfluous. My eye says it all.

  2. Dean, I love reading your thoughts on painting and seeing your beautiful work!