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
October 20, 2016
Theheatfrom the fireplacefillstheroomand makes the cool of night dissipate quickly. Outside, the sky drips into the fish pond creating ripples and reflecting the soft light. A cat makes its way through the wet grass, shaking its paws with each step and not looking happy. Mother dozes as her coffee cools beside her. There is a comfortable stillness that feels like a gentle blanket cuddling me as I sit here. Mother slept well for the most part with only a few ups and downs, then awoke early and would not go back to bed. So dressed, washed and ready for the day she naps while I do other things. She has been to two of her doctors and her health is doing very well even as her mind slips away into some void from where she cannot communicate at times. As words vacate her speech and she tries to find a way to communicate her thoughts, she becomes more frustrated in trying to explain what she means. Sometimes I am able to guess her intent other times not.
The art area is more open as works have left to go to shows or galleries. The new works move slowly in revealing what they will become. The drying time of the paint seems much slower but I think it is really my impatience to continue painting on them. I am happy with the serpentine motion of the trunks on the tree paintings and am beginning to see how the orange hues of the trees vibrate with the blues and greens around them. The days of rain have done more than mute the light coming in through the skylights; they have caused vibrant colors outside the windows to soften as well. I enjoy the high intensity of color bathed in bright sunlight and I miss it now. I am still working on sketches of new works and I am close to refining them so I can start painting. For some reason, they just move out of reach in my mind and so I continue to search for the image that communicates what I have in my mind. There is a pleasant side to the search and in the exploration I find new ideas and new places to visit.
Hope you are finding a treasure box of ideas that inspires and lead you to a place of new growth. That you are enjoying the journey as much as you will enjoy the conclusion. That you have found yourself growing more into a person you like to spend time with. That others are benefiting from being with you. That you are able to help and heal both yourself and enable others to do the same.