Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 10, 2010

Edward Hopper met his wife, Josephine Nivison, during a painting trip to Gloucester. She later remarked about her reclusive husband ...
Sometimes talking to Eddie is just like dropping a stone in a well, except that it doesn’t thump when it hits bottom.
Woth her help the watercolors he made in Gloucester became the turning point in his career in 1928 when he was in his early 40's.

Hopper later remarked about his central passion in painting ...
Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
Clearly he's done that here, along with sunlight on sails and over the city. His self-assessment is probably accurate from what I've heard.

Late night sounds. Crickets. Gun shots. Baseline hum of the city. Motorcycles. Distant voices. Two more gunshots, closer by. Far off siren. Cat sex. Jet sweep. Passing car. Crickets. Late city sounds.

Look out girl the saints are coming through
. Tap of rain on the tree leaves. Email from a friend. Shadows on the wall. The dark sacred night, as Louis says. And he knows.

Quote of the Day
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama

Image ... Gloucester Harbor. Edward Hopper.
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