Wyatt's Musings

Rising to the Occasion

Rising to the Occasion

I don’t usually take a day off and do nothing. I’ll usually find something to occupy myself. Yesterday I had my second COVID vaccine. Today I woke up with body aches and there were little people with baseball bats inside my head.

When I was in school I looked forward to sick days. I had an excuse to stay home and as soon as everyone left, I’d pull out my guitar and begin to write. The mild delirium of being ill produced a warped viewpoint making for some pretty good sounds. I would forget about the...


“A soft answer turned away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”

“A soft answer turned away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”

     

    That was the first bible verse I learned as a kindergarten aged boy. My Sunday school teacher (mandolinist Hal Jeanes’ mother) gave us all white leatherette Gideon bibles with the New Testament, psalms, and proverbs. I was brought up methodically in the church.

    I memorized those words by heart and occasionally revisit them to mine what they mean to me at the moment. The verses don’t change but I do according to how they...


Coming to the Crossroads

Coming to the Crossroads

 

I’m in the middle of the painting and I am at a crossroads. I know what I should do. It is a risky choice. The painting is moving now and I can’t stay still and do nothing. I have to act. There is doubt in my heart. I never really know. I only believe. I need a broad area of paint. There will be no going back. It might make the painting but my fear worries it could destroy it. I can’t cling too much to certainty. Watercolor goes forward and does not stand still....


"It's always best to start at the beginning" – Glinda

"It's always best to start at the beginning" – Glinda

It’s been an interesting 10 days. 


This project of painting the southeast has been in my craw for over 30 years. I’m 65. If I don’t do it now, I might not ever do it at all. One definition of the unforgivable sin is knowing what you should do and not doing it. It’s not that God doesn’t forgive but that we don’t forgive ourselves. That’s always the hardest to forgive.

Long ago, I had envisioned strapping RCA video camcorders to the inside of my VW camper to document the adventure. I even applied for a grant - which I...


It's a fluid time...

It's a fluid time...

In light of the today's statistics of the Covid-19 virus in Mississippi, we have made the difficult decision to keep the Gallery closed a little longer. We value our patrons health and are making this decision for your safety. We don’t have a date for reopening but will post here when we decide.
We will continue to meet with customers by appointment as well as fill orders from our website. Please visit the site regularly, as it is continually updated with Wyatt’s new paintings.

Don’t forget that we are adding up to 75 additional images to our giclee’ print selection...