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the horrors of modern medicine

pharmaceutical companies and doctors joining forces to turn people into addicts and shorten their lives.

The only kind of doctor I’ll go to is a dentist and even good dentists ruined my bite with ill placed crowns. If I catch corona, which I probably won’t because I’m a freakin hermit, but if I did I’d rather die than go on a ventilator.

As always, feel free to opine.

oil paint on pastel paper painted with a palette knife

tons of stardust falling to Earth every day

There’s nothing we can do about it.

We can’t see it because it’s very tiny particles but we’re inhaling it all the time, and swallowing it. It could have inactive viruses that come alive when they hit the environment. We might be exposed to viruses from light years away. Maybe we’re immune anyway because they’ve been falling on humanity for countless generations. But something else invisible could rain down from the stars that would change things so fast our heads will spin. It’s impossible to predict. How can we prepare? We can’t.

palette knife painting, oil paint on pastel paper

I thought I knew what I was doing. turned out I didn’t.

I’m going to try again.

Weird thing happened. I noticed that one of my blogging friends put up some posts and her photos aren’t showing up on the reader. You have to click twice to see the picture. So I looked at my last posts on freshly pressed and I see text but no picture. If this doesn’t post the way I want it to with the picture, that unearthly scream you just heard was me.

your plein air artist on a rainy day

This is my self portrait done with a palette knife on pastel paper.

The forecast is for a whole week of cloudy rainy days. Bummer. If I had a week of nice sunny weather I could finish my painting of the battery. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed they change the forecast.

Meanwhile, guess I’ll have some fun at home. I can use paints that might never get used before they dry up in the tube. I don’t have to mix colors or clean brushes. I’ll do more.

Battery De Russy progress report w photos from Ft. Monroe

This is the first coat of paint on top of my underpainting. The underpainting of the battery was a wash of cool grays that I painted with a brush. This layer is warm grays that I painted with a palette knife. I need to go over the whole thing again and make adjustments. I’m excited to see my progress so far. The next step is to go over the sky again. I’d like to make some clouds.

This is what the battery looks like to my camera. Yesterday when I left home the sun was coming out but by the time I got to the fort it was foggy. I worked on my painting a little while anyway and took this photo so you can compare my perspective drawn with my naked eye to the camera’s perspective.

This lighthouse is at Ft. Monroe. It was built in 1802. It’s still operational and automated since 1970 something. They called it Old Point Comfort.

This is the moat around the fort. There are some pretty views of it and I might try to do a painting of it eventually.

This is the way into the fort. I can get my car through with just inches to spare.

October storm / palette knife painting on glass

darn it, my photo doesn’t do it justice.

The texture on the background is duct tape on the back of the glass. It’s there for a practical reason. what if the glass breaks? Now the pieces won’t go all over the place creating a hazard. I like to use my imagination sometimes. Could the background be the side of a building?

The paint is thin on the glass.