Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Ink and watercolor on foam board/c. 9.5" x 8.75"
Webster's says that the Greek word for comet is kometes, comets of course those sparkling sky travelers with a tail that precedes them or so I've come to understand.  Hard to imagine the object essentially moving into or toward what appears to the eye as "exhaust", if you will.  Certainly it is the flare/flair of light that attracts the attention and the cone shaped light like the product of combustion for those with feet on the ground.
So my lines curve and shoot about from my hand; my hand directs the brush as if the movement were the "product" of my mind.  In fact, sometimes it feels like I, me, my mind, is simply the observer and I am chasing the process and seeing the result while it forms as I rush into it. 
The lines or rays flowing from her eye, like the brilliant waves of light from a comet, herald her arrival.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Graphite and watercolor

This looks to me like something done in the 1940's by someone else.  Ever had that experience?  Not too original I guess but I do like the colors.  It was done so long ago that I almost feel I could be objective about it!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Pastel on paper

c.9" x 12"/Pastel on textured paper
So this is maybe ten years old and something I did while working outside with a group of other painters I'd occasionally work with. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Work in progress

20" x 36"
Watercolor on foam board.  About to revisit and I'll post the work going forward.

Saturday, May 3, 2014