Friday, August 17, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018

More oil painting with cold wax

I like the mood of certain colors with texture to reflect mystery in my work.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

More Paintings 'Antiqua'

Antiqua Birds
Summer Light
Through the Lens

New Paintings - Spring 2018

For me, Art has its own language, and much like music and it can be mysterious at times. It can share insight, feeling, sensation, and memory, even a sense of taste...

There is joy and freedom in making the something invisible come to lifeand then to share it… something personal, or universal, something beautiful or at times secret. Reaching into deeper levels to see what happens.

What inspires me? 

The divine mystery of nature, its interesting forms and patterns, 
To make the complicated ‘simple’, linking past and future to
present, uncovering something lovely, finding beauty in unexpected ways,
a form of poetry within the body of our being ... without words.

Abstract painting allows of all this and more.

My normal color palette tends to run in earth colors and muted tones. 
That’s were I’m most comfortable. Balance and light are the principal guides, probably from being a photographic artist utilizing black and white selenium tones for so many years.  We’ll see where it leads to next!

Layers of Memories. Oil and cold wax on Arches Rag  Paper

Mountain Rain

Monday, March 5, 2018

Palm Boats

Vessel Series

Seek the eternal in the present,
Seek the past and the future,
Link them with the direction of your course,
For you are
You are, 
You are the vessel.

Palm Boats

The Palm Boats utilize natural materials, and each one is as unique as nature. 
I was inspired to make them after creating an elephant from a palm leaf trunk awhile back. Coco palms are quite benevolent plants. In the past they were used for many things. I noticed the beautiful pods, which produce growing coconuts and thought to create canoes out of them. One thing led to another, so now there are an array of sailing vessels... 'dream vessels' perhaps...

Sails are made with linen flax, bark, cotton and/or indigo dyed handmade paper. Perota wood oiled with linseed create a foundation for most of them. Additional rocks, shells, stems, pods, wooden buttons, seaweed, willow, jute, waxed thread or small driftwood pieces may be used.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Saturday, December 2, 2017

New works in Encaustic and Oil

Yes, I have been busy with life and art this year!
Haven't blog posted in awhile so will add some new work here...

These pieces will be available during the 
Open Studio's Art Tour
February 2018

A Map to Hidden Treasure
A Landscape with Memories
El Campo con Viento
Mirror of Energy