Resistance of the Water

Resistance of the Water

5x5 Oil on Panel

 

I painted this at Sandy Run Regional Park while I watched the boys race for their high school rowing club. The water looks so calm, but it provides much needed resistance for those rowers to push against to move their boats quickly through the water.

“It is hard to make that boat go as fast as you want to. The enemy, of course, is resistance of the water, as you have to displace the amount of water equal to the weight of men and equipment, but that very water is what supports you and that very enemy is your friend. So is life: the very problems you must overcome also support you and make you stronger in overcoming them. “ -George Yeoman Pocock

There are so many lessons to be learned from life. Here’s to resistance and getting stronger.