Friday, March 7, 2008


Painted in gouache and watercolor on a watercolor paper block by Old Girl Of The North Country in 2006.

"So-called sentimental, transcendental dreaming seems the only sensible and substantial business that one can engage in."
(John Muir)

"Series of Dreams", written by Bob Dylan in 1991

Scroll down to MP3 samples, Disk 3, Song 16

And from my Zen Calendar today:

"Tell the Truth but tell it slant . . .
The Truth must dazzle gradually
or every man be blind."
(Emily Dickinson)


Dale said...

I love the red duck! (I expected a line in French, below it, asserting "this is not a duck" :->)

(ceci n'est-ce pas un canard?)

robin andrea said...

The colors in this painting just knock me out! Gorgeous. And reading the lyrics to Series of Dreams is like dreaming itself. Every line a memory of something not yet risen to the surface.

R.L. Bourges said...

yes to the gorgeous colors.
yes to the French translation - I hereby formally attest its correctness, you may remove the question mark:-)
and yes to truth slanting through the slats
or else, watch out!

have a good one.

Dawn said...

love your red duck painting, very nice and too I love the John Muir quote and Bob, love Bob! thank you!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful blog. The paintings I have seen so far have really knocked me out and the photos are marvellous too.'re a big Bob fan! I'll be back.

Anonymous said...

I like everything in this post. Unfortunately, I'll have to come back later to elaborate.

The Dream said...

Cool, cool, cool.
Love this post and this piece of yours is fantastic! I agree, your use of color is wonderful and you KNOW I'm all about color.