Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Painting 4-21-11

                                  " On The Rocks " 18"x20" oil on canvas $900.00 SOLD

            Technically, spring has been here for a month now. However, around here in the northeast we haven't had much warm weather to show for it. But as I sit and write this post there is a glorious new day dawning on the outside world . And even though for the last month the April Showers have been wreaking their torrential havoc on much of this great country of ours, as evidence in the painting I've posted above I've been unmindful of their wretched gloom , and longing  for a much brighter landscape to contemplate and preserve. And what better way to do this than to conceive of the day when I can escape to the ocean or to one of  the local lakes or ponds with my kids and watch them cast their rods into the depths and retrieve from there the indigenous quarry. The look on a child's face when they catch their first fish of the season is indeed priceless. The excitement and fervor of the moment as they battle to reel in the wild game from it's aquatic surroundings is something extraordinary to behold.
            Fishing is one of the many activities that I used to enjoy immensely before I lost my arms. And while there do exist adaptive devices that I could employ in order to be able to fish again , I find that the exhaustive effort takes most of the fun out of it. Luckily for me, my kids enjoy it too and I can re- live the experience through them. The painting above reminds me of the days when my friends and I would go out for the day and cast into the blue depths in pursuit of some monster fish that lurked below, prowling it's murky kingdom of oceanic bliss.


  1. I love art too and find that painting is, indeed, a form of therapy; actually more. It is a kind of meditation. I enjoy seeing the creativity of other folks whether in paints or writte word.
    I love to fish! Fishing is also like panting in some ways and both require skill and patience. Nice Painting and nice blog Peter.


  2. Not only can you paint, after all you've been through, but you can write too! I'm very impressed and this is a terrific blog. I found you through the Networked Blogs discussion board, and thought I'd rather say hello here. New follower, and looking forward to seeing more.

    I'm a writer, with a books and arty blog.

  3. Pete, your narrative is fantastic - visionary! Keep up the great work.

  4. I found your art and this blog on and I have to say that we at our company are very impressed. This reminds me of places in Massachusetts we have summered at. Thank you, Peter, for your sacrifice and thank you for your wonderful paintings. I thoroughly believe that art can be very therapeutic and I hope you continue to find it so.