Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Love and Bones

We've been packing up the house here -preparing for our return to the USA. A sad affair. Lately, on my evening walks with the girls, we've been frequenting a little field we've found where there is an unusual number of old sheep bones. I brought home a skull the other day and added a new sketch to my anatomy notebook:



I also took the opportunity to finish a painting of Gabriella's flowers, which stand at one end of one of a beautifully rustic cascade of arches. Such a beautiful little place.




And for good measure, here is a picture of a dude with a sword. I posed for this one (with a stick), and I didn't quite look so heroic:



LINKS: My friend, Gwen, on education.

8 comments:

deere excavator said...

im your favorite reader here!

Ben Hatke said...

Deere Excavator you crazy nut!

Annie said...

I think you should email your sister and give her the scoop on your lives. I got another blank text message from you yesterday! You silly pants.

j'aime said...

all idyllic idealism must come to an end. i want to come see you in the spring and meet your "new" daughter.

Ben Hatke said...

J'aime you crazy nut!

Marco said...

Hi Ben! Il quadro sui fiori di Gabriella รจ meglio di una foto! Marco Gravagna

Ben Hatke said...

Grazie Marco!

Tanti grazie per seguire questo piccolo blog!

Anonymous said...

A word to the wise: Never position a guy's longsword over his crotch unless you're trying to make a subliminal statement about his phallus.