Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 14th -- A Steady Purpose

Today's painting is an antique telescope. I titled this one "A Steady Purpose" a snippet of a quote from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  I love gothic literature, and this book with its cautionary tale of the pursuit of science has always intrigued me.  The blueprint is from a 1907 microscope by the Warner & Swasey Company.  The print has planned for "Charles F. Thwing Cleveland Ohio" to be stamped into yellow brass.  Thwing was a president of Case Western Reserve University.

A Steady Purpose
4" x4"
oil on gessoed hardboard
mounted to white 5" x 5" frame


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