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
March 10, 2015
Ghostly pale light sends ittendrils into thecloak of night as the sounds of cars and trucks penetrate the quiet of the house. We have been up for some time and Mother does her ritual of drinking coffee and watching. This morning we sang the same song several times as she seemed to find strength and peace in it. Now she watches with intensity as the day reveals the world. She sees boats leaving the harbor but that does not register with her even when pointed out. Trees softly swaying and birds flying seem more what she notices. I leave her to these times as our conversations are but an endless repeat of the same items and she seems happy enough to have me near by and be left to whatever is playing through her mind. Soon we will leave for a meeting with the ladies from church complete with a luncheon. It is an event she enjoys and does not remember once it is passed, like so much of her day. The moment is all there is.
The new art work is going in a different direction than I had thought but a few days ago. The cavity of figure in the pond has been filled with a full moon and a heart floating in the depths of the pond. Stones lie beneath as well as afloat above the forms. It is as though a reflection has been trapped in the liquid. It is changing the balance of the pool and the direction I thought I was going but also has added a layer of fascination as to where this will take me. Opening my self to love is always a surprise. Not sure if it is toward a person or more to those around me. It is such a strong emotion and can change dynamics and social interactions that ripple all through my existence. Have started some works dealing with the pond and how light floats on the surface then sinks to the bottom as though the water is a solid and opaque at one point then transparent at another place. To explore the surprise of logics that form and reform on the same composition is satisfying and excites me. It seems like the same thing when you deal with others. Part you see and understand and other parts of them you see only in the reflection of their surroundings, that part is not revealed often. The debris of life floats around and further obscures the nature of the person.
Am getting ready for the show at the South Slough and it is fun to present work that is light hearted and joyful. I am also including a few paintings that will make the viewer have to think more, but the image will still be beautiful and if that is all they see, that is fine too.
Hope you will find beauty all around you and even in places where you think it cannot exist and in those whom you cannot believe have any. It is remarkable how often those folks have parts that surprise you in a good way. Look for those parts; they are worth seeing.
Stay strong and well and find joy and peace wherever you are.