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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gauges, Switch and Knobs

Just a section of a panel of gauges on a mobile water pump owned by the state park.
It's taking me a bit longer to complete my smaller paintings--I'm painting from 9:30am till 4pm while my granddaughter is in preschool.
Watercolor, 7"x 7"


Takeyce said...

This is wonderful, Susan. I love your use colors to depict interesting textures.

Martha Miller said...

This painting is AB FAB as one of my professors used to say! LOVE it.

Oh. And more on the ego and a fluctuating sense of SELF. I watched Charlie Rose the other night when he led a panel of CEO's in a discussion on the topic of leadership. I just loved what this man had to say:

On the question of leadership, Jeffrey R. Immelt M.B.A. ’82, General Electric chairman and CEO, said decisiveness, accountability, transparency, and unity all play critical roles — as well as a strong sense of self.

“In some ways it’s an intense journey into yourself. It’s about how much you want to learn; it’s about how much you want to give; it’s about personal change and just being willing to kind of renew yourself almost every day,” said the CEO, who admitted to taking every criticism personally, but also cited a happy resilience.

“I go to bed at night and … say, ‘Gosh, I’m such a failure,’ and I get up the next morning, look in the mirror, and say, ‘Hello, handsome!’”

Susan Beauchemin said...

Thank you Takeyce!

Yes Martha, night time is a tough time for my ego--nights are rough--days are good!