- Diane Widler Wenzel
- The idea for COLOR BRIDGES came from many sources. Portland State College 1962,Professor Frederick Heidel's first painting assignment was to make a grid and explore mixing colors to arrange on the grid to see how they would look. Moving these painted pieces of paper on different backgrounds bring back 4 years of studying painting with Heidel. Each arrangement I have made are like his assignments. They have a goal of basics while allowing the emotions freedom. Another source was Professor Mary MacIntire at Western Washington University who was a member of Fiber Design and I had the honor of photographing for a statement about her process. She used to move around pieces of colored paper to design her fiber works.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
The Dragon of Green Peter, Oregon
The eye ball is stone,
very likely of ice age origin.
The eyeball turns in its round socket
resting on a long camel's nose.
The head hides until the waters recede and in the remaining calm waters the reflection completes the Camel Dragon.
The stillness is before the rains come.
The head is always in the the island cliff attached to a body.
A serpentine body submerges
and then emerges encircling the shrinking reservoir.
The camel dragon twists in and out of every cove.
The water at the first breath of a breeze sweeps across the open waters nearer my boat. I blink once and twice, I see it the reflection illusion way across on the other side the scaly long body is all above the water's edge. The dragon is levitating.
I see how easy it would have been for ancient prehistoric peoples to connect suggestive illusions to a god of rain.
"The Dragon of Green Peter" is acrylic on cradled Masonite board, 12 " square by 1 5/8" deep, for sale $300.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I am renting the wall and need to think if I want to continue marketing. If they don't sell, it is very expensive for me to show my work here. $150 /month for really fine public exposure that not only is for selling but also educates the public. It is a gift from my heart.
The painting here, one of the ones in the exhibit, started as a peace rose. And peace and war is a topic in museum settings and might my work fit into that venue? Perhaps I should be applying for shows at schools, colleges and universities where selling is not the prime motive?
I do enjoy the process of making art and journaling on the Internet. The Peak-a-boo Peace Rose Dragon with the slight suggestion of a dragon's eye in the upper left corner. But then I saw the face and decided that it went well with Rain's story. Rain of http://rainydaythought.blogspot.com/ seeing my blog and following the course of this series helped me with a story when I didn't think there was one.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Finding a dragon brings good luck. Don't the legends say so? 'Not that it matters since dragons are rare. Who told you that silly woman.
Dragons are everywhere when you know where to look.'
He pointed his long bony finger to show her the way.
There is one in the clouds. Another plays on the edge of the surf. Isn't he golden one
The old sage laughed. "Dragons rare? Who told you that silly woman? Dragons are everywhere when you know where to look.
He pointed his long pointy finger to show the way. Isn't that golden red one
There is one in the clouds. Another plays on the edge of the surf.
Isn't that one a beauty teasing you from the rock.?'
'I don't see any,' she cried with disappointment.
Perhaps dragons were only for special people, she thought sadly.
The everyday woman simply aren't meant to see those magical creatures.
'Nonsense, 'the old sage snapped, reading her doubting mind,
frightening her a bit more than a little.
"More patiently,' the sage went on, 'you are going too fast. Stop to look.
You are expecting something hard, something out of your reach.
They are like your luck. They are really right there in front of your eyes.'
It was then that she saw one, then another, and realized the truth --
she was no longer afraid to look.