Saturday, September 1, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
8/30: Coffee cups, oil on canvas panel, approx. 6x8 in.
I always enjoy seeing the frothy pattern along the inside of the cup that my coffee leaves behind, so I thought I'd examine that here. We are spoiled: our daily "coffee" is cappucino made in a 2-in-1 regular-coffee/espresso-and-cappucino machine that we got at Wal-Mart (that also had an open-box discount). It takes more effort than just flipping a switch, but worth it.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
brún [brūn]: brown, dusky, dark.
It is interesting that in the old form of our language the terms for colors dealt more with the brightness of a thing than its hue. Not until Middle English (c. 12th century) did color names begin to refer to hues specifically. Here is a good discussion which touches on this and other things that made Old English super.