About Me

My photo
Documenting a period in my development that could become pivotal

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Making Progress

I see my work differently without the traditional frame. My paintings are more like decorative tiles placed to frame the life passing through my home.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Navaho Rug Design and I Painting Light

This 12" oil painting is in the beginning stages and remains unfinished even in february 2008.

Friday, March 17, 2006

The Way I Paint

After one of John Clare's poems

From the first light of dawn until dusk

The fog hides the landscape

Except for a few moments

As the light pierces through

Revealing layers of flat back drops like a stage.

I see the rocks and life damp and dripping.

The colors are at their greatest brilliance.

I take in movement and gesture in an instant.

Just for a moment! The next moment the fog rises from them covering the land
once again.

I begin to paint with the intensity of the moment while the after image
compliments passion.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

My Dragons Express Opposites

This painting is not for sale.
There is the desire to keep a gag on my camel headed dragon and hide my paintings and art treasures. Being public can hurt. There is however a much greater desire to spit out the gag and be a genie sharing the pearl of my creativity.
The whimsy of these dragons were inspired by the smiling camels at Doris Duke's Shangri La. More about my paintings inspired by the museum are in earlier postings.

Spanish Window Coral Reef

This painting took several years to develop and finally took on a warmwhite and ice blue color combination. It was exhibited at LaSelles Stewart Center in June 2007 and later at Sam's Station in Corvallis, Oregon in January 2008.
I was stretching trying to compare Spanish glass windows with looking down into coral reefs seeing the depths of the Pacific Ocean and getting a glimpse of tropical fish as they swam out and then back into hiding.