Saturday, May 09, 2020
Are you a lyrics or a melody person? Trick question. I'm both. And Leonard Cohen's Suzanne has always seemed to me a perfect blending of both. I paint while listening to music so I thought I'd see what one of my favorite lines would look like. "She feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China" and it took the shape of this intimate little still life. Available here
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Saturday, January 04, 2020
The end of the decade had me painting large and immersed in water. This commissioned work was a pleasure; a welcome opportunity to explore a theme I've visited before and with notable differences. Not only have I had the opportunity, over past decades, to swim with this intrepid swimmer (she, more intrepid than I), this piece was a return to a much larger format on 30"x40" stretched canvas. While she was venturing swims in far away locales, I was learning to accept and manage lymphedema (essentially, too much water in me!) and now I can see the influence of these experiences, as they always are, reflected in the work. Here's to hope and serenity in 2020.