Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Finished Portrait

"She Blinked", Oil on Board, 12" Wide x 18" Tall

Monday, November 3, 2008

Recent New Words

Any words that I've read and don't know, I've started to look up. Here are the ones from the last couple days.

hosanna |hōˈzanə; -ˈzä-| (also hosannah)
(esp. in biblical, Judaic, and Christian use) used to express adoration, praise, or joy.

palimpsest |ˈpalimpˌsest|
a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.
• figurative something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form : Sutton Place is a palimpsest of the taste of successive owners.

quotidian |kwōˈtidēən|
adjective [ attrib. ]
of or occurring every day; daily : the car sped noisily off through the quotidian traffic.
• ordinary or everyday, esp. when mundane :

bulwark |ˈboŏlˌwərk|
a defensive wall.
• figurative a person, institution, or principle that acts as a defense : the security forces are a bulwark against the breakdown of society.

semiotics |ˌsēmēˈätiks; ˌsemē-; ˌsemˌī-|
plural noun [treated as sing. ]
the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation.
semiotic |ˈˈsɛmiˈɑdɪk| |ˈˈsimiˈɑdɪk| adjective

polychrome |ˈpäliˌkrōm|
painted, printed, or decorated in several colors.
varied coloring.