I am home and very tired. I can't write much but perhaps I can give you a few phrases that I use with my friends.
There are three stages in the completion of a Stapleton Kearns painting.
- I'm almost done!
- Boy, I sure hope I'm doing this right.
- This was going to be really good, not like you think either, I mean really good!
I would already be really good at this.
This is a STUPID way to make a living.
I had to lay down to paint that!
He paints like Ray Charles!
Whats the deal with Alex Katz anyway?
Its so hard painting outside it's a wonder anybody ever gets a painting.
I'm really not smart enough to be doing this!
I get way too hung up on what the paintings actually look like!
I thought I would put this, right in the middle of the painting.
When I die I am going to have all of my unsold paintings encased in Lucite and use them as a tombstone.
My epitaph is going to be;
HE WAS OK.
Girls LOVED me when I was young,
they imagined I was sensitive.
I am planning on getting a tattoo on my forehead that says IMAGINE HAIR.
Mistakes have been made. (Ronald Reagan)
I left high school early to more fully participate in the 1960's
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you once again, for your participation in this evenings activities.