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.
O.K. a guy can dream can’t he?
It’s been quite a year, full of dark days for far too many. The only way to really deal with any of it is to have a sturdy dose of ” The Best Preserve”. I’m hoping that in the coming days you will have it poured out on you, and in turn, you will shower it on others.
During the early winters of my youth, he stood guard over the silent nights as Christmas approached. Today he continues to soldier on each Christmas season and watches as the darkest nights are filled with a hopeful light.
“A wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergency.”
It’s been awhile since I posted. I hope everyone is doing well in these oh so strange days. I thought a little marmalade might help.
The skates are back ‒ this time in an acrylic painting on panel. They are not an item you usually need in July, but these are strange days. Take care, as we all try to navigate the world: “On Thin Ice”.
Today’s post is the finished version of “Tapestry”. The two panels are joined together to form the final image. The ornate decorations and the machined functionality continue to call. I am looking forward to revisiting this combo in future pieces.
I’m still working on my painting of a Singer sewing machine. Today’s post is a look at the second panel of the work.