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.
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.
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.
Gallery 78 in Fredericton New Brunswick has an annual show for the season called Christmas Choice. The paintings above are my contribution to the show for this year. For many, Christmas is a treasure trove of memories, and these images remind me of some special ones. I hope the Ghosts of Christmas’s Past are kind to you this season, if they’re not please be kind to yourself.
“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.
Fall is just around the corner and it’s a great time for preserves. On Prince Edward Island a great place to pick up a tasty bit of the summer’s harvest is The Prince Edward Island Preserve Company. Today’s watercolour is a painting of one of their delicious creations.
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”.