“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
– Peter Marshall
Chalk Line Beginnings – Three 12″ x 24″ Gallery Wrapped Canvas
When my computer was down all last week, I took time to start a group
of acrylic paintings I should have started a long time ago. I wanted
to have them ready for the new gallery opening, but I doubt I’m going to
make it. I’ll show you some progress shots this week. This is the
stage where I draw the beginnings onto my black gessoed canvases.
I actually went in to the studio and painted a little on them at 5:00
this morning, before getting ready for work. I need to be twins for
about 3-4 weeks.
About Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall, the witty, magnetic Scottish-American preacher who
became chaplain of the US Senate just two years before his death, was
the subject of the 1955 movie A Man Called Peter, based on his wife’s
best-selling biography. He was born in Scotland in 1902 and, as a boy,
wanted to go to sea; he served in the navy before becoming a minister.
His compelling orations and his belief that religion should be fun drew
large congregations to his church. He died in 1949.