Monday, December 20, 2010

Freddy - Frog Painting

“Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.”
– Baltasar Gracián y Morales

Freddy Frog
2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor, gouache and spackle ATC

Some of you may remember Freddy.  I used spackle to add the dimension to the ATC.  Of course, stuff that sticks out in real life, looks sunken in on the scan.  Hmmmm….?

About Baltasar Gracián y Morales

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, the Jesuit scholar and moralist author, was the leading Spanish proponent of conceptism (conceptismo), a method of expressing ideas through puns, epigrams, and other verbal devices. He was born in 1601 in Aragon. The Jesuit leadership frowned on his oratorical style, which included reading a letter from Hell to his congregation. His best known books include The Art of Worldly Wisdom and The Hero, which repudiated Machiavelli. He died in 1658.

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