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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Star Sheep

"star sheep" is my toddler's mispronunciation for "star sheet". It is a fitted crib sheet with tiny stars all over it that he carried around everywhere as a security blanket. Eventually it got torn into a long skinny shape with knots in it. We retired it and bought a new one, but this is a tribute to the star sheep and to eternal youth.

Goliath Unseen




To me, everything a child does is profound. My kids aren't joking when they dress for battle. They are practicing the strength of character that they will need to face the battles to come in their own lives.

This is my first attempt, really at a direct plein air landscape, and it's on a six-foot canvas.

The pose is borrowed from Michelangelo's David, which is borrowed from ancient depictions of Hercules.




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