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
The Glow of Morning
July 7, 2015
Thelighthasseeped into the sky and clouds that broughtrainstill bar the sun from shining and Mother seems fixed on the world beyond the window. The night was disrupted by the sounds of alarms going off and Mother was unable to find her bedroom she had just left. At 4:30am she could not sleep at all and so neither could I. We got up to face the day. After bathing and getting her dressed we sat at the table having breakfast when she said that lights reflected in the window from the chandelier above the table were looking at her in a disapproving manner while she ate. So the rest of breakfast was in the pale light of very early day. Then at the conclusion of breakfast she said “It’s so dark maybe I should go to bed”. I did the only thing I could do. I laughed and said if she wanted to, she could, but she chose her chair and some coffee. Her patterns of rest bounce from one day to another. I can see her echos from childhood displayed in her wanting to keep things like cups and plates and the like with her. She can’t let go of objects for fear she will need them. Those memories of a past of want have come back to haunt her in a time when she has plenty but does not know it. The past does shadow the present. Mother seems to need to have the physical contact of a person near her to be content even if she does not interact with them. It eats time but helps her so it is done.
The new paintings are progressing well as the layers of paint coat the surface creating new images of the world around me and the world in me. Time is still precious in its scarcity. The hours that I need to develop them are just not available for me now. Yet the time I do have gives me a chance to explore new thoughts. At times I envy acrylics and their fast drying so work can be done faster but the oils give me more of what I want so will stay with them. I am excited by the new treatment of the images in the large work. There is still mystery and at the same time there is a solidity that seems to be ideas jelling into images that reflect as well as inform. There is a happiness in the shapes and colors that is joyful and relaxed at the same time. More of my comfort in my own skin? Maybe so. I have also been thinking about what objects that I have collected and lived with that I want to continue to live with. Some I have had for many years and now they seem to me to be ready to go to someone else. Not sad about that, in fact rather happy to not have to take care of them but want them to go to where they will be appreciated and cared for. I am not sure what I will end up with in this process of relinquishing but I think it will be a good place for me.
I hope you are not caring more than you need to and what makes you happy. That you are not so burdened by things that you can’t enjoy the journey that you are on. That you can see what is of value and what isn’t. That you are taking time to laugh and see the beauty that is all around you and the people who love you. That you won’t forget to share your life with others, sing songs that lift both yours and others hearts.