October 13, 2016

Miniature in the Mail #14: "The peripatetic"

"The peripatetic," 5" x 5", oil on masonite
The peripatetics were a school of philosophy founded by Aristotle, who was known for walking about Athens with his students while teaching. It's a brilliant strategy, free, that gets a few jobs done at once. Personally, I use it to talk to my kids and sort out life stuff with my spouse, while getting in a bit of exercise and greeting the neighbours.

Sadly, given the weather and wide accommodating sidewalks, it doesn't seem people enjoy walking in the part of California where I live. But then there is this old soul at the end of the street. I catch him doing the rounds round the block. He doesn't seem to have anywhere to go and stops often to pause and look around, like a wise old turtle with a secret.

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2 comments:

  1. Neat painting. Neat story. Thanks, Ivano. BTW, I note that you are now painting on Masonite. Personally, it is my favourite. It only takes a bit of time to prep it.

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  2. Thanks, whoever you are. The Masonite works well for this scale. It's easy to cut to size and it doesn't warp without stretchers, unlike panel. But for larger works it's heavy.

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