Thursday, August 20, 2009

Joke from Russia and paintings of Mike

From Russia:

Due to the recession and to conserve resources, there will no longer be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Meanwhile I paint my friend Mike:

while Feather sits out the heat onslaught:

photo: Jan Meissner

...and the golden rod gets ready to bloom:


HemlockMan said...

Nice Russian joke!

I like both of those portraits of your pal. Especially the first one.

I guess the flowers are getting ready to bloom one last time before Autumn?

Mike said...

There is something that I can't put my finger on that these paintings capture that is really fantastic. Especially the second one since it shows my posture, shape and environment. There's an attitude and a comfort that comes through. Magnificent.

I love them.

Thank you Mia.