Today’s Still Life for You: Two Chestnuts
Today’s still life for you:
“Two Chestnuts”, Oil on Panel, 4×4 inches, 2012 (sold)
“I find my account in this long-continued monotonous labor of picking chestnuts all the afternoon, brushing the leaves aside without looking up, absorbed in that, and forgetting better things awhile. My eye is educated to discover anything on the ground, as chestnuts, etc. It is probably wholesomer to look at the ground much than at the heavens. As I go stooping and brushing the leaves aside by the hour, I am not thinking of chestnuts merely, but I find myself humming a thought of more significance. This occupation affords a certain broad pause and opportunity to start again afterward, – turn over a new leaf.” -Henry David Thoreau, The Journals.