Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Back Acres, Mid April

6.5" x 7.25" acrylic on gessoed paper. A very pleasant spring day.

The appeal of painting what is there is that you can never really know in advance what particular combination of colours and shapes can unlock a strong mood or sense of rightness about a place. Subtle shifts make all the difference. I've been paying much attention to these spring yellows of the fields in the last number of days....there is a whole range of yellow that can be used, each different enough to vastly change the overall result.

But while all this activity may go on into the future, and any particular picture may have turned out any number of ways, there is only one piece or maybe two, from each day, chronicling my particular time and place. 1000s of things were possible, but this was April 11/2010, 2:50 p.m.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Art on the Move

Many Thanks to Ann Yu for sending photos of my little fridge magnets and small paintings in her Los Angeles home. I love seeing how people present the work and how they place it in their environment....it makes the whole process seems more alive and meaningful. I get a real thrill out of such photos!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lost Dog Hill...Spring

I'm standing on the summit of a hill in the field next door. Just at the point in spring when some new green is ready to emerge...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hurt, Johnny Cash

Click on the title, for a moving rendition.