Saturday, January 28, 2012

Underwater Currents

This is one part of a diptych which will become the last series of January. I keep wanting to do more to it and actually I have colored in between the red lines but because it is one piece of two, I've tried to just let it be.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dark Water

Black outside, winds of 60 mph. Osprey are stationary in the sky as they hold themselves in the southern blow. Air is an ominous swirl of needle drops on breaking waves. Why do we on sunny days forget about the power of weather?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Creation Myth

There are many creation myths. I like this one pretty well.  It looks like water is involved.

This is another large drawing.
It is approximately 3' x 3'.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Archaic Smile

I've always thought that creation is really smiling, playful, alive and we just never see it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tree and Spiral

The tree and spiral are one. They belong together. One embedded in the other.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012


In every way closed, shut, locked, done, decided, absent, evening.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

River Bird

The bird, upright in his party hat, has turned away from the water. He stands with his back to the world.

Maybe that's a good thing.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dream - Astral View

A distance of floating high and time gliding. Space management.

A large drawing 2' x 3.5'.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Red Fish

I am suddenly relieved of the responsibility of "intention". The drawing has it's own life separate from me and it does what it wants.

Large drawing about 3' x 4'.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012


A halo can have some debris in it. Then it becomes something you can't see through.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012


Maybe these images don't need much commentary. That is always best if the story is the image.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Center Point

I don't have a cosmic vision yet. Let's see what unfolds with these. I feel sure some story, maybe a grand story will evolve. I should ask the spiral.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tree of Light and Dark

Another large drawing. I saw this in the yard recently and actually it was moonlit. The trees whirl sometimes when the moon is bright, the water calm, the air sultry and warm. The yard loves to feel them move, and even the spiral was awake to watch. You can see it hovering through the trees.

Large drawing about 21/2' x 3'.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Facade Against The Light

Really, isn't that in some way what art is, a facade against the light and/or dark. Facades are our protective structures. It is useful not to know too much or go too deep.  This is a more visual way to put it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Living Fish

I guess this points to more "stream of conscious" work for the New Year. Let's add in some drawing from life. Now that the holidays are over (whew), I am going to focus more on integrating all these various parts. This "fish" might be an example of what's needed.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Last Rose

The weather is very cold. My luck has held for quite a while. I may do more flower pieces until the bouquet dies but I promise no more roses. As you can see here, I am waiting for warm weather and a new idea.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Almost The Last Rose

I'm not sure why I was painting the roses, something about the redness and the spiral layering of the petals. In medieval times the rose symbolized the out flowing of God's grace into the world. So when we look at a rose we are seeing that grace literally and symbolically. It's a nice idea.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Why Did The Blue Go?

Rose is dressed in green and the color suits her well. She has two attendants and likes to pose for me. The blue left at least for today. Maybe it was too much contrast. Happy New Years Day!