Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Paintings Inspired by Literature

on Thursday November 6th. The preview and silent auction will begin
at 6pm, and the live auction will begin at 7.
Come and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and music of the Coda Brass Quintet.
Wayne Holliday will auctioneer
Pen to Paint is sponsored by
Friends of the Library
353-2993, 504 Cherry Street and hwy 31 (6th Avenue)
this painting is 9x12, oil on panel - $200 minimum bid for the library auction. I snapped this reader outside a restaurant in Georgia. It was just irresistible, and I've wanted to paint it for 2 years. The photo of the painting is bad. I really must do better on the photo taking. I think it's because I'm too lazy to take the painting outside and get better lighting. What would we do without books and authors?? My book group is an essential part of my life. I would be crushed if we didn't have the book group for discussion and the challenge of reading wider views and great stories. Literature is such a pleasure of life, but discussing good literature is even better. As a painter we must design well and have good structure for a successful result. After that, the way a painter handles the paint is what attracts the viewer. So I admire the way a good author plots and describes the story. That means we can enjoy the spare writing of Graham Greene or the more elaborate Pat Conroy. Gotta have both to make the world go 'round.

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