Today’s painting includes a still-life within a still-life. In my painting, I’ve included a postcard of a painting by one of my favourite 18th century painters, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin.
Today’s painting has been on the to do list for a while. Now with it’s somewhat seasonal colouring, I think it’s on the ta-done list.
Observing the Fault Lines
Today’s painting kind of reminds me of one of those puzzles that you worked so hard to finish only to find that a few pieces are missing. So here’s to all the unfinished moments in life and the beauty that remains.
Red Sky at Night
Maybe the painting should be sub-titled “Just another Ship in A Bottle”.
The ship enclosed in this mason jar however is an image of The Melita. It was the passenger ship that carried a young Phoebe Connor, her parents, brothers, and sister to Canada as they immigrated in 1920’s. The aforementioned Phoebe was my mom, so the Melita at least to me will never be just another ship.
How did they make those ancient architectural marvels? Today’s post “Licorice Pyramid” offers no clear answers, but is still a tasty treat.
Elevated above the indigo sea rests the “Licorice Hi-Rise”.
At least until the sweet tooth kicks in.
Sounds and sites all fresh and new, morning arrives earlier each day and the world is alive with possibility. Today’s painting “Spring Song” is a painting of one of the heralds of this most anticipated season.
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?
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.