I’m still continuing to weave my way along the coast.
As we near the end of March it is snowing outside. Pretty and needed for a Hallmark Christmas special, but becoming a somewhat uninvited guest as we long for spring flowers. Today’s painting has a bit of an icy feel, I guess that’s appropriate for a snowy day.
We go to the water’s edge and there we find majesty and peace.
It doesn’t look like this in New Glasgow at the moment. It’s more of a reflection of a mid-summer day. This is the view that might greet someone as they head home after a day at the beach in Cavendish. It could be just before you stop into The Preserve Company for a great meal. It is a beautiful patch of Prince Edward Island.
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.
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.
The town’s slogan is “Montague the Beautiful” and sometimes it lives up to that lauded description.
Many of us are drawn to the water’s edge. We long for rivers, lakes, streams, and the ocean as we seek a place to refresh our souls. On a still day, the water’s calm offers up near mirror-like reflections. The brilliant sunshine on your favorite stretch of water reveals billions of shining diamonds. I hope everyone is safe and hopefully soon we’ll all be able to make it to the water’s edge.