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
August 23, 2016
Luminoussunpounds its way through the treesand bombards the garden in rich heavy golden beams. Already the warmth is filling the house and soon windows will have to be opened to keep the temperatures from overpowering us. The fish are swimming in lazy circles in the pond and the umbrellas of lily pads give shade to the orange-flashing koi as they dance in their watery world. Mother is doing well this morning and impatient to go on her ride. She was up a few time last night and an early riser this morning. There is no way of telling how long her energy will last before she will enter the world of sleep in her chair. She almost fell asleep at the breakfast table this morning but then revived and now is ready for adventure.
The new paintings are going well but in different directions than I thought. The 3’ X 4’ pond has become more abstract in nature and is charting some area I was not expecting. It is enjoyable to go to new places and see how patterns and hues blend and become something unexpected. There is a fragmentation that is very pleasing and also slightly vague. The seascape is becoming more complex and forming a relationship with the clouds that creates a tension that makes the whole work vibrate. The abstraction of the oranges with there deep shadows and odd foliage is beginning to merge into a solid work that has a striking look. The orange blossoms form a foil to the background and contribute light in a dark area. The nocturne of trees and water is handsome and mysterious. I am still working on the designs for the triptych and hope to have it started in a few days. I have some yard work I have to do while the sun shines. Even though it is beautiful, I know that winter will come.
Hope you are enjoying the balance between relaxing and preparing for the days ahead. That you are finding strength to face things you need to do and the joy of doing things you love. That there is room in all that you are doing for being with others and helping those who need your help. That each day brings you bright hope for the future and the sound of happy voices. That you are not too busy to find the wonders of life and fill your heart with them.