My next painting deadline is November 5th for the VSA show. I started putting in the Columbus Ohio skyline yesterday afternoon. There is still a lot of tweaking to do in this painting...and of course the unexpected. Yesterday, was the unexpected, as I had not planned on putting Columbus on the horizon line. But, here it is in spite of what I thought before. There is a spot on I 70 around a sharp bend in the freeway where Columbus first becomes visible. I have marveled at that view for years as I first commuted to the Cultural Arts Center for my assistant post, and then moved to Columbus. I noticed yesterday while I was googling images that the view from I 70 is absent. It is no wonder. The spot is so precarious, and turns into another sharp bend within a couple seconds, that it would be next to impossible to take a photo. Still though, it gladdens my heart each time I see it. And each time, the skyline seems a different color depending on the weather and atmosphere. I am not finished yet dearest readership. Somehow I want to convey a sad idea about capitalism. My friend John says "Capitalism is violent, evil, and seamless". I know what he means, but conveying it is another matter all together.