Green isnot usually one of my favorite colors, but, of late, it is one that I seem drawn to. The new small works of leaves, rocks and water intrigue...
Color of interest
June 30, 2014
Trust you are enjoying the new website. It is great to be able to share the work I have done and, as the weeks go by, the paintings I am working on....
My New Website
June 26, 2014
SpottedSerpents are not my first thought as I greet the day, and yet they have been popping up in my mind the last few days. I did a series of serp...
July 5, 2014
December 20, 2014
Nightwasfilledwithflashesoflighteningand the shaking sound of thunder roaring through the darkness. Closer to morning, the rumbling of garbage trucks as they attend to the needs of bulging trash bins. Mother woke continually perplexed by the sounds and sleep evaded me and so I find myself awaiting morning as Mother sips coffee from her favorite cup and looks at the lights blazing from the boats as they rock at anchor in the harbor. Some of the boats are festooned in shining multi-hued christmas lights that belie the storm buffeting the coast. We sit snug in a warm house while the world outside flaps and rocks in the wind. As the blush of grey light climbs into the steel colored clouds the world begins to take on form and solidity from the black void. Can see Mother relax more each moment as her world reveals its self to her. She has me close and that also helps lessen the stress. She thanked me and called me sir after I got her ready to bed. Could not help but smile as she drifted off to her dreams that she may not know who I am always, but feels safe in her world and what a wonderful thing that is.
The art is going well and things are happening quickly, it seems to me. The Bridge is finally done and the protective coat of varnish is on it. Next week it heads out for its home up north. The week after, work will be shipped to Arizona, and soon after that works go to the photographer. The three pond paintings are moving faster as layers of paint are added. The imagery is the revealing personality of each work. The three small paintings are the only things moving slowly. Like children putting off getting ready for school. They seem to find any excuse to stop coming together. The bones and structure are there, they just seem temperamental and have their own ideas about how they want to work. It is ironic that paintings I thought would be the fastest to complete are turning out to be the slowest. Have had that experience before.
The paintings for the shows are doing well. The schedule is tight but I think I should be able to meet it.
The baking is over and the results have gone out to friends and loved ones. Have enjoyed our visits to deliver them and share a few minutes with each person. Now, music programs our on our schedule as we go to performances and services, each with their message of the Christmas season. Have heard children sing and watched an endless line of Mary’s and Joseph’s, sheep, camels, wisemen, shepherds and angels as they tell the good news. Have seen lights sparkling from houses in paeans of joy and hope. I walked in aisles of stores to the drum beat of the little drummer boy; received cards and calls and greetings of Merry Christmas and, with all that, I still enjoy it all. The themes of peace, love, joy, hope and good cheer are sweet and uplifting. That there is a time of year that we are reminded that to do good is truly wonderful. That the bright and shiny overtake the dull and dark for a while is precious. That we think more about others and less about ourselves warms my heart and helps melt the gloom of the news and world events.
I hope you are being warmed by the season of light in the dark time and will make an effort to add your bit of light to those around you. The need to give is not so much for others as it is for us. Know that others have shared with us and made our lives much brighter and hope that we have done that for them, too.
Keep strong and don’t lose courage; the darkness will flee and light will fill you with joy and peace. As the days lengthen I hope your peace will grow too.