Thursday, September 10, 2009


"Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life... a mirror of one's own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful." (Anonymous)

I don't know if I'd go that far; matter of fact, I don't think I even know what this means... completely. Just read an interesting article in the August issue of DownEast while at the doctor's office yesterday. It highlights, Monhegan watercolorist, Leo Brooks, who took up painting at 60... "Art as Afterlife". Quite interesting, especially if one has been thinking of completely changing 'lanes in life'. Worth a read.


  1. Good post, Birdman. Hope all went well with the doc. Are you contemplating a complete change in 'lanes in life'?

  2. Painting maybe... and NOT houses!

  3. I'm with you, I don't really understand the quote either, but it sounds good. Watercolor painting is easy to get started in, ask any four year old; if it's good enough for them, I guess it's good enough for 60 year old people too.

  4. HA ! Watercolor is one of the most difficult mediums to work is very unforgiving.
    It takes much practice to perfect. But if you're not searching for perfection, then more power to ya. Go for it.