Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Long Time No Post ! 3-30-11

                     "Old Ironsides Cruising Boston Harbor" 12"x24" oil on canvas SOLD

       I apologize for the absence of the last 2 months but its been the same old story for me, Depression,Depression Depression ! I thought by writing this blog it would some how pull me out of this midnight-black fog of life but sadly, it has not been the case. The long ,dark months of winter have always been a time of semi-gloom for me but never have I been so irretrievable from the depths of  the glowering sea of despair as these last few weeks. Does anyone else out there in the cold, crestfallen , wretchedness of this never-ending winter of discontent know what it's like to wake up in the morning and have absolutely no desire to do anything at all but sit and rot the day away? Now I know for some of my hard-working ,nine to five readers out there that this may sound like a pleasant respite from your weekly toil but for me its like my soul has taken a vacationThe passion has completely left, walked out on me . I feel divorced from the interests which normally make life so rich an experience.
       But alas, a new dawn approaches on the horizon. A glimmer of replenishing light in the pitch-black cavern of joylessness. For I have sought treatment for what ails me with a VA psychiatrist. Or was it a psychologist? (I know not the difference). And I am feeling much better.With a little luck( and a little Zoloft) I'll be back on my feet and smelling the ever sweet fragrance of spring in no time. I'm painting again , the one which I've posted above I've submitted to the Department of Defense to hopefully hang in a brand new facility opening this August in Washington DC.  


  1. Great painting Peter! Keep up the great work!
    Hugh McGlone
    old friend from the Ashfield School

  2. Pete,
    Sorry to hear you've been battling depression. I am glad you sought and received help. Winter is always a tough time for depression. The inability to just step out into a warm, breezy day and let the sun wash over you can be tough. This back and forth where we get a day or two of sun and warmth and then a week of cold and wet makes it a maddening wait.
    I'm glad you're painting again. Do you have a list somewhere of your work that has not been sold?
    Ben Jordi

  3. I am glad you are painting again, and taking care of yourself. It can be a battle. You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. You are so talented! You have a calling for sure. The winter sucked. Hopefully spring and warm weather will be here soon. Take care (I say that on the eve of a huge NorEaster!) {{{hugs}} to you and your family. I miss you guys!

  4. How wonderful to see your new painting! I am glad to hear that you are doing better! Your art touches so many people, we are so blessed to share it here in Fredericksburg VA!

  5. This new piece is exceptional Peter! Well done. Sorry to hear you had such a rough winter, but glad that there is light at the end of the tunnel. (So to speak.) Spring will be here soon. Let the sunshine in and paint on!

  6. It's amazing what a little sunshine can do to lift my spirits. Sometimes we have to take the small things and make them the most important. I try to dwell on what is good and find there is always something. Your paintings are excellent.