“Rate the task above the prize; will not the mind be raised? Fight thine own faults, not the faults of others; will not evil be mended?”
Hong Kong Shoreline – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie
The photo reference was from Joel at WetCanvas. This little painting
is going to be on it’s way to Joel in the Philippines later today.
It’s really fun when we make online art friendships. I have several
paintings in my house and office from other countries, thanks to my
friends at WetCanvas. Quite often, we just do a trade.
The ancient Chinese social philosopher Confucius founded the ethically based philosophical system which became known as Confucianism.
Legend says that he was born in 551 B.C. to a 70-year-old father and a
15-year-old mother. At age 50, frustrated with politics, he left his job
as Justice Minister and began a 12-year journey around China. Returning
home, he taught a growing number of disciples “The Way” and wrote a set
of books called the Five Classics. He died in 479 B.C.