Sunday, February 26, 2017

#171 February Book Club

SOLD (6x6 in.)

I painted this piece for February's book club and also for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge.  The challenge this week is to paint things that are stacked.  I'm proud that the drawing stayed pretty accurate for this one, but wish that it was looser and my colors were less muddy.  Painting white ceramic is always such a challenge!  I may actually set this up a second time and try painting it again.  Or I might just try stacking some different things and paint those instead!  

For book club, we read "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion.  I loved this book.  I wanted something lighter after reading John Irving in January and this book delivered.  It was funny, a little mysterious and yet there was still depth.  There is a sequel to the book and I'm hoping to read it soon.  Here is the summary of the book I found online...

Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. 

When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion’s distinctive debut will resonate with anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of great challenges. The Rosie Project is a rare find: a book that restores our optimism in the power of human connection. (From the publisher.) 

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at
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