Monday, August 12, 2013

"Not a Simple Matter" (Detail)

On Saturday a friend tossed me into the "Impressionists on the Water" exhibit at the Legion of Honor. I flopped around a bit, sputtered, and came up grinning.

When I was 16 I learned how to sail a two-person sail boat. It took quite a few dunkings to teach me a sense of balance.

Looking at the watery imagery created over a century ago, I realized I can now play all the parts: sailor, pleasure rider, painter, observer, and critic. I walked away, as always, the student.