When I turn the key on the old wooden door and open our grandfather clock, several important parts are visible. Two solid lead weights, one to power the pendulum and one to power the strike, hang from pulleys on thin metal cables. The cables go up into the clock works, which are located behind the face of the clock. All the finely crafted gears are run by the potential energy stored in the hanging weights. Behind the weights is the pendulum, a cast iron disk at the end of a thin metal rod, which swings back and forth, measuring out the seconds of our lives.
What kind of clock do you have?
“It takes 120 bad paintings to know something about painting.” – Larry Seiler as quoted by Jeff Mahorney in his blog
Each painting is small in format and should be completed in about an hour or less.
My goals are to improve my technique, to paint faster, and to gain experience with a variety of subjects.