"May what I do flow from me like a river,
no forcing and no holding back,
the way it is with children." -- Rainier Maria Rilke
Here's my latest: Veil Stripe 7 (above) and Una (below), so named because it is the first painting I've done since moving back to Denver from Golden). Both are 12x12 inches, acrylic on canvas sheets. Both are in my continuing 'Veil' series of abstracts, which portray the the juxtaposition of the physical and metaphysical. While looking at the striped, and X & O veil pieces, I was musing perhaps they are a portrayal of attempts to impose (human) control, the geometrical elements) over chaos (the loose, free flowing color), of the unlimited possibilities of the infinite Universe of which we are all a part. However, my intent is more of showing glimpses of the Metaphysical we get through the more opaque lattice of our perceptions and beliefs. In spite of ourselves, aren't we just a means by which the Metaphysical reveals itself in / to the world? The pieces are priced at $199 each, to purchase, contact me by clicking the Connect tab above. Many thanks for your interest, support and comments.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
In honor of the occasion, I wanted to display a work by one of my favorite 'rooster' painters: Anita Mosher. We both studied classical realism with the same teacher, Elvie Davis, at the Boulder Academy of Art here in Colorado. Although we were there at different times, it was wonderful to discover a kindred spirit who came through a similar lineage! Anita is a founding signature member of Plein Air Artists Colorado and is a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS) and the Outdoor Painters Society. She is a principle member of Brushstrokes studio-gallery, along with Kit Hevron Mahoney, John K. Harrell and Kelly Berger, a unique space where not only can you see their work displayed, but see the artists at their easels, and engage them about their work. Brushstrokes is located at 1487 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210. Phone 303-871-0800 or visit: Tuesday - Saturday 11am to 5pm or by appointment. To learn more and see more of Anita's work, click: https://brushstrokesstudio.com/anita-mosher/
This, I think, is my all-time favorite photo of our outgoing president. The image was captured at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 3, 2008, when he secured enough delegates to become the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election.
"I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (shown with six year old Robin Arrington,
daughter of a Southern Christian Leadership Conference attorney,
at a press conference in Miami, Florida, on April 11, 1966.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
— Ellen Goodman
Edward Hopper, Sun in an Empty Room - 1963
Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches; Private collection