Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

In Progress/oil abstraction

Oil on canvas
18" x 24"

I wish, sometimes, that I wasn't all over the the sense that I have to move from this to something based more on what I'm looking at and vice versa.  I did this with abandon (weird comment since as I look at it it seems so tight!), with a bravado and flourish as if I were waving a conductor's baton.  At least that was so as I initiated it with thinned cobalt blue, pushing out foundation lines to build upon.  I'll show the finished piece soon.
So I'll close with the admonition (to myself!) that I should just be pleased with what it is and never mind what it isn't!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Given the probable confluence of events over time, my time anyway, it is likely I won't see Morrissey perform in Manchester, ever but when I watch this I wish, wish I could have that experience.  I wouldn't say he informs or inspires my work but I embrace his barrier bending and breaking and I derive an energy and widened perspective from who I think he might be, what he does and those who would surround him.......almost makes him sound like a god!!

Oh, and here's a picture from a recent Sunday likely done while listening to, well, you guessed it!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Officially fall

Near Conway, Massachusetts
Oil on canvas
24" x 36"
I've fussed with this picture for so long....well maybe eight or nine months...that I think I just have to stop.  While on a drive last October I stumbled upon some really pretty scenery in Conway, took lots of photos and did maybe a dozen oil and watercolor pieces, including this.  It is the largest and for that reason, perhaps, it has occupied my attention far more than any of the others.  Maybe it looks that way?  Has had too much attention?  Not really sure it's integrated and balanced well; some of the phrases maybe don't go with others.....the foreground is maybe in a different "language"?  An artist friend, whose opinion I value, offered early on in my work on this that it looked like three pictures!  I think I've reduced it to no more than two!