BERMUDA SWIRL - NEW PAINTING


I am not one of those people who subscribes to the theory that certain colors have to be confined to certain seasons.  I like color and don't think it necessarily needs "muddying" for the Fall and Winter months. 
Someone bitter and critical once told me that I liked what they resentfully termed "Circus Colors". That was probably the truest statement that ever came out of their mouth and I am not about to argue with it! 
So, I like circus colors......to each his own!  I will live joyfully with my circus colors and they can live miserably entombed with their "morgue colors". 

It's ironic to me how people that attempt to manipulate by insulting or tearing down others often times just have the opposite of their desired effect. More often, they cause you to become even more established in whatever preferences or behavior they are fighting against.
My mantra is "Live and Let Live". It's so important to let people be who God created them to be. I once heard someone say that the greatest key to influencing people is ACCEPTING them, just the way they are. That doesn't mean you deny the existence of their weaknesses, shortcomings or areas that can benefit from discipline and growth, it just means that you extend credit and grace to them, giving them latitude to be individuals and you don't try to mold them into what fits your own selfish desires. 

This is my goal: not to be a cringe-inducer, but a person who causes other to sigh with relief when I ENTER a room, not EXIT it! Ok, off my soapbox now. 
This original painting is available now in my online shop here