Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dream Song

Here I am in an abstract mode. This one was fun to do in watercolor. Just thinking about the meditations, thoughts, and ideas that are in our minds that no one can see. Just thought I'd put mine in a painting. I love words in paintings and have not begun to plumb the possibilities of including words in my work. I was thinking the other day of the faith it takes to feel certain that there is a heaven, when the thought came to me that there are many worlds we cannot see and yet we know that they are there - for instance the 'world' in each of our minds. Secret worlds for the most part except for what we choose to share.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sing For Joy - Sold

The image of a singing bird has always been meaningful to me. I'm not sure even that
I can put it into words. However here I have tried to say it with paint! This is the first of a series of bird paintings. I'm striving to be "painterly" and paint in an impressionistic way, using a "lost and found" approach and minimal strokes. This was so much fun to paint that I didn't follow through with that very well, but I'm happy with it anyway.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


This is a recent oil painting. My empasis is on soft edges. I am pleased with the effect this gives to the painting. I believe that lost and found edges lend a slight emotional feeling to a painting, perhaps this is a subliminal bit of mystery? Edgar Whitney (wbo I studied with many times) would have said it is part of the 'entertainment' in the painting - (never go far without changing something - an edge, a value, a color,a texture). His well known saying: "We are not 'artists', we are entertainers!"