Thursday, October 10, 2019

Keiko's Reign

Keiko's Reign – 12x12 – Acrylic on canvas sheet

This piece could also be titled Keiko's Rain with the gauzy, streaked look of the grey veil. But there is something musical about this work as well, with the multi colored calligraphic 'notes' dancing across horizontal ledger lines. Perhaps its because of all the baroque concerti I've been listening to lately...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SOLD    Nearing Nirvana

Nearing Nirvana – 15x45 – Acrylic on canvas

This piece set a high watermark for price paid for one of my paintings. For this, I am very grateful. The reclining Buddha is an image I've always loved. It depicts that moment at the end of his earthly life when he was no longer able to sit upright and meditate, he layed down before going into Mahaparinirvana, the ultimate state of Nirvana, an everlasting state of peace and happiness, free of karma and rebirth. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

"You don't have to be in the right state of mind to paint or create. It's what puts you in the right state of mind. 
It fixes you. It's like the magic elixir." –– Alyson Khan

Friday, September 13, 2019

Arizona Falls

Arizona Falls – 12x12 – Acrylic on canvas sheet

This one started out as another piece in the Veil series, but morphed into a color field piece. A recollection of the shimmering mirage of Arizonan hues: rusty reds, gold and greens hanging on for dear life in this wondrous desert scape. A companion to Spring Cleaning, Stand in the Fire with Me and Wabi Sabi. Please see the abstract page on my website, click here.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

"The future has arrived. 
It's just not widely distributed yet." –– Unknown

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Foggy, Foggy Dew

The Foggy, Foggy Dew – 12x12 – Acrylic on canvas sheet

Sometimes paintings don't go the way you originally planned. This one was a case in point. One of the best underpainting I've ever done and it gets almost totally obscured by the veil. Sometimes we see thru the glass darkly. As Neil Gaiman describes the creative process, its like driving thru the fog with one headlight out! 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

“We don’t paint our feelings, we FEEL and paint.”  
                                                                                                                                                –– Michele Cassou