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
Fog to Sun
August 4, 2015
The high fog is burning off quickly and filling the house withpatches of warm light while Mother dozes off and on in her chair and breaks for a swallow of coffee every few minutes. Days have become either sunny or foggy depending on the wind and inland conditions. The beaches are filled with people lost in play and cooling off in the frigid bay. Wearing shorts and coats as though a balance of attire will give them a happy medium to enjoy the day. Mother seems happiest when she is watching the children running to and fro with the waves as playmates. The flotilla of boats plying the bay has increased in number and stories of fish caught and lost fill the docks. The smell of smoke from fires has reached us and gives the eastern horizon a dirty edge. The lack of water fills the news and forests erupting into flame are visible by the great columns towering over the hills. With all the water surrounding us it seems like a problem far away but when you live in forest land like we do it is always a possibility.
The art keeps growing and getting more determined in its shape and colors. The striking form of the human like shape against the coolness of water is unsettled but exciting. Shapes within the form have taken on a life of their own and claim their space within the composition. Having placed the visage of the person dead center gives no place for the viewer to escape the meeting of the defined form and the abstract nature of the background. It is great joy to marry the two together and see what the result is. Some of the other works are skies framed with trees and am playing with skies that are blends of many images but all work as one. It seems each one of these journeys moves toward a moment when they combine into something not sky and yet tell the story of the night sky. They are beautiful and are working beyond beauty to say something. At least they are to me. There is still more to explore in them and when they are complete I will see what their voices say. I am starting to think about the fiber I have been saving. I may start a fiber piece that explores a surface of hard with soft. Have to see where that leads.
Hope you are finding bright special places to explore. That you will make what you find better and give life rather than taking it away. That you feel the warm sun and the cool of the wind and joy of both. That you find love all around you and share in it. That you can share a cool drink of fresh water with someone and help them. That you walk in peace and bring light where ever you go.