Friday, November 23, 2012

Giving Thanks

"Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow."

Giving Thanks, 8x10 Acrylic on Canvas

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Majestic Giants

"A grove of giant redwoods or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great or beautiful cathedral. The extermination of the passenger pigeon meant that mankind was just so much poorer; exactly as in the case of the destruction of the cathedral at Rheims. And to lose the chance to see frigate-birds soaring in circles above the storm, or a file of pelicans winging their way homeward across the crimson afterglow of the sunset, or a myriad terns flashing in the bright light of midday as they hover in a shifting maze above the beach—why, the loss is like the loss of a gallery of the masterpieces of the artists of old time."

— Theodore Roosevelt

In A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open (1916), 316-317.

Majestic Giants, 16X20 Oil on Canvas