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
In The Stillness
March 24, 2015
Themorning is stillandthebreathofthewindhas yet to move the boughs of evergreen that fill the yard. Gusts of wind and the assault of rain that beat against the windows last night have given way to a peace or maybe a pause before the next front moves in from the ocean and marches over the land. Mother sits holding her cup and like the captain of a ship watches what passes by from her high perch above the bay as boats chug their way out of the port to harvest what they can from the sea. She is calm like the weather is now and last night she was not as restless as the last few nights. Like the weather, she seems to be waiting for what is coming, steeling herself for a future full of surprise. Today she will go to be with her friends from church at a meeting and Bible study. She does not understand much but does know she likes the ladies and they like her and she feels safe and comfortable there.
The large pond painting is revealing itself more and more in the small details of how it all works together. Like strangers who meet and share then become friends the hues blend and complement each other as the shapes seem more at home with one another. A harmony is developing like all parts of a song rely and join to form one. Images for other works are forming and I see a direction of exploration beginning that is leading to more images of water and human form. The other pond paintings are doing well and the encrusting of the surface seems to work to blend the world below with the one above. In some ways they resemble mosaics from the Byzantine period. A form of gilding the surface in a display of jeweled paving. They have a stillness much like todays’ weather; a frozen moment when everything stops and like a memory becomes a fragment of the experience. I will be hanging a show at the South Slough Reserve in Charleston, Oregon this week. It should be an enjoyable experience to see the fish paintings in a setting that preserves the habitat of wetlands and all the creatures that inhabitant that world. The opening is April 4 and goes through the month of May. If you have a chance, please stop by and see it and the Reserve. There is a lot to do and enjoy there.
Trust you are taking time to get out of the regular and into the different and unexpected. It is so important not to think what you are doing is all there is. Seeing the new opens the mind to so much more than what we normally think about. Life needs to be lived and not to do so causes us to be misshapen and miss so much that is wonderful.
Hope you will stay strong and keep your mind open to all the ways you can create and explore in your life.
Take very good care and keep singing songs of joy.