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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Roadie's for a fundraiser

Here's a Roadie from 2007 that is not on my website.  I'm still into the contrast between the man-made asphalt road and lines and the irregular flowing aspects of nature: sky, clouds and trees along the roadside.

Here's a photo I took a couple of weeks ago.

I've done a postcard size roadie based on this shot for the ArtWorks sale tonight at Nyack High School.  Artworks is part of Arts Angels that  benefits and boost the school's art programs K-12.

  It sold!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Noticing the irises coming up each year is like watching time lapse photography.

I often feel a rush to draw or paint the stems and buds as they rise and push out.  And they'll be gone soon!

In 3 weeks I'm retiring from my 37 year practice of  psychotherapy to make more time to paint.  As I began to clear my NJ office today I see the large painting by my RISD friend Pia Mackenzie.  Pia's painting has graced this office for more than 20 years.  Paintings are like friends.  They keep us company and make us feel at home. Soon it will come off the wall and come home.

Pia is a prolific painter and writer.  I've always been in awe of how she just draws or writes or paints nearly every day.   Once upon a time I heard that we're headed in the direction of those we idealize.  That's my plan.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fiddleheads & The Feminine Divine

This week these fiddlehead ferns caught my eye.  The promise of all that's held in that spiral of unfurling green leaf is exhilarating.

Then I saw my friend's necklace at church the next day. 

Recognize the shape? She told me she knew of it as the symbol for "Pachamama," a symbol of the feminine divine or earth mother.  I like the name!  It is a strong symbol of life force like the fiddle head promises in its furl.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

New painting completed.

Giant Strelitzia 3, 2012, oil, 30X24