This will be about my views on what it takes to put a three dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. With a lot of digressing.
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Dec 27, 2009


MR. BERNARD DWYER 16 x 12 Oil on Linen (c) Margery Caggiano
FROM HIS FAMILY: Born in Nova Scotia, Pop Dwyer had 18 children, but half of them died during childbirth. He made the coffins for each one himself. In Newfoundland, he would walk by himself to buy a cow, and walk it back, a journey of 50 miles. He could tell you the weight of any cow, to the pound, just by looking at the animal. He could see ghosts and identify each one. A roofer by trade, he could look at a roof and estimate the number of shingles needed, and was exact. He built cabins, grew legendary vegetables, raised children.
And what have I been doing, you ask?
Before I became a snow shoveler, mainlining calories via Sabroso with some eggnog added as homage to the holidays?
Before I had to keep clearing a path to the garden for a frantic cat who thinks a litter box is beneath him? (Let's hope so)
Before all that ...I did a few portraits. The painting above is one, finished just in time for Christmas.
So now the sun is out, and it's time to get back to work. I'll get on the scale in a few days, in case of a miracle meanwhile.

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