Saturday, November 6, 2010 "The title can be translated as Forewarned is Forearmed, which was the motto of Peter Blood, the hero of Raphael Sabatini's swashbuckling novel 'Captain Blood'. This is a terse version of a saying of Jesus; 'Fortunate is the person who knows where the robbers are going to enter, so that she may arise, bring together her estate and arm herself before they enter.' I have painted this fortunate one as Saint Sophia standing amidst her weapons in front of a version of Bruegel's 'Hunters in the Snow'. The graffiti was taken from originals found in my Seattle neighborhood.
Praemonitio; Praemunitio Milo Duke oil on canvas, 24'x 36'"


  1. Yes and no. You have to follow the link to see the picture. The picture would not copy to my blog.


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