Monday, December 21, 2009

Possum - December 21, 2009

“Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”
– Charles Caleb Colton


6″ x 9″ Colored Pencil on Canson

I rarely use my colored pencils, so excuse the calamity and confusion, that is Possum. I could not have added another layer, if I tried.

Did you notice his Andy Rooney eyebrows? Fun!

About Charles Caleb Colton

English minister and author Charles Caleb Colton was best known for his book of essays, Lacon, or Many Things in Few Words. He was born in 1780 in England. He was an avid collector of both wine and paintings and was known as an eccentric for his lifestyle, which was both lavish and ramshackle, and for his church work, which was sometimes brilliant, sometimes slipshod. After leaving the ministry, he lived in Paris for many years. He died in 1832.

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