In today’s painting I’m continuing to break the world up into small shapes. “Passage” had its genesis in a trip along the inner passage of British Columbia. Looking for a little calm those strong horizontals deliver.
As I look outside this morning big flakes of snow are descending upon the few brave blades of grass that have broken through to seek the April sun. In a vain attempt to move past the cruel nature of a maritime spring I have posted an image of a new painting, “Splash-Pad”. Palm trees and sunshine, its ok to be delusional once in a while, isn’t it?
Today’s post is a somewhat stylized image of the house I grew up in.
No doubt it faced its share of storm clouds but at its foundation it was a place where the heart was.
From the mosaics found in Pompeii, to the coloured glass of medieval cathedrals, to the dots of Georges Seurat, the Ben-Day dots of comics, and now with the dominance of the pixel, images have long been constructed out of pure blocks of colour. Today’s painting “Infinity” follows this methodology and hopefully gives a bit of respite in these trying times.
Both of my parents were immigrants to Canada. One was from Ireland, the other was born in Scotland. My mother’s family before their disembarkation attended a church service for the prospective immigrants. During that service the above message was given. Over the past year or so it seems like we are all living in a strange land. I hope you can find prosperity, and more importantly peace as you navigate your own strange land.
O.K. a guy can dream can’t he?
On February first we started a renovation at our house. It began with a demolition of our present kitchen/dining area. Like almost all creative endeavours it began with a mess. It takes a great deal of effort to envision how this present chaos will be transformed a comfortable living space. Experience however tells me that time, effort, sweat, and creativity will win out (fingers crossed).
Today’s post is one of my “Preserve” paintings. The items preserved are gem stones. Well, actually they are glass marbles and a CBC button. Everyone has their own ideas about what gems are.
Wishing everyone a wonder-filled Christmas.