Monday, March 3, 2008

Art and Sanity

Sometimes painting is the surest route to sanity for me,
but I love the humour involved in language too.
My brother and I got a kick out of the word
"sesquipedalian" applied to William F. Buckley Jr., lately deceased,
which means long-winded. Colbert flagged the word ironically on
The Colbert Report, his fake news program.
I love the Report (pronounced Repor). It's incredibly funny,
and I thoroughly enjoy his gloss on world events, especially
American politics.
This is a photo of a painting I did a few years ago to capture
the awkward moments before a big date. Perhaps
the girl is going to meet the boy's parents for the first time,
but to appear cool she's reading her book while they wait
on his living room couch. Or they could be at her parents' place.
It would be nice to inject more humour into my paintings,
but I seem to opt for colour and form first. The cat is
Simone, who was a wonderful Siamese blue point.
I have to paint, so I'd better go.

Have an uproariously funny day.

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