Friday, September 18, 2020

Frogland



For the FrOGS

A watercolor painting of their belov├ęd sanctuary,
created specifically for 
The Great Swamp Fall Celebration
Juried Art and Photography Show
to be held
October 24th - November 15, 2020.

Founded in 1990, FrOGS is a non-profit volunteer organization. Their mission is to preserve and protect the health of the Great Swamp watershed through research, education and conservation. 


This artwork is 12.5" x 9.75", is painted on watercolor paper,
signed and dated by myself - the artist.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Talisman


 Artists are shamans in disguise.
They craft imagery and objects
that affect the observer,
empower the beholder,
dispel darkness,
and heal hearts.

This little fellow is a digital drawing born from an old Kindle Fire using the Sketchbook Mobile app with a rubber-tipped stylus pen. 


  

Friday, June 19, 2020

Porcelain Runes


This work speaks to the viewer in an unknown language.


Secret writing,
magic marks,
mumbo jumbo.
What's the meaning?
What is real?
Our reactions!
to the mumbo jumbo, 
magic marks,
and secret writing.


A mysterious, high gloss,
high textured acrylic painting
on 22 1/2" x 17 3/4" masonite, 
ready to hang
floating 3/4" above the wall surface
by the attached french cleats.













Wednesday, June 17, 2020

White Caps


In the heart of the storm there is a calm watchful eye,
and on the horizon solid land beneath blue skies,
a storm of colorful energy.

High gloss, strong strokes of acrylic paint
on 22 1/2" x 18" masonite,
this painting is ready to hang,
through unframed,
floating 3/4"above the wall surface
by its attached french cleats.










Saturday, June 13, 2020

Cosmic Rays


A powerful, high gloss, high textured
almost iridescent acrylic painting
on 22 1/2" x 17 3/4"masonite.

Unframed but ready to hang
floating 3/4" above the wall's surface
by the attached french cleats.

This art begs to be touched.











Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Mobius


The arrangement of line and form keeps the eye moving,
wandering through the painting's many levels
of this flowing, high gloss acrylic painting
 on 
24"x 16 1/3" masonite.

Though not framed,
the painting is ready
to hang 
floating free
3/4" 
from the wall surface
by it's attached french cleats.









America


The Land of . . . ?

This is a watercolor drawing on card stock,
title, date, and artist signature on the back.




Friday, May 29, 2020

Doorstep Begonia


No need for a welcome mat
when lush red begonias
are there to greet you.

This is a 5" x 7" watercolor drawing
on card stock.
Title, date, and artists signature
is on the back.


Kale and Collard Greens


End of May and the container garden
is beginning to provide greens for the kitchen.

This is a 5" x 7" watercolor drawing on card stock,
title, date and artists signature on the back.



Sunday, April 26, 2020

Masquerade'n


License to Style!
Form, function, and fun.
Let yourself go and SEW!

Super kudos to my friends
who've been supplying their communities
with home sewn masks.
Roxane and Lorelai Lee
of Lee Piano Studios in New Milford
and Barb Cottingham, graphic designer in Newtown.

Such happy colors and patterns!
Using Dad's old t-shirts and
leftover baby quilt material,
they've created 
potent talismans -
masks imbued with love.





Thursday, April 23, 2020

Wendigo


Struggling to make sense,
as layers of paradigm
each shifting at different rates
leave no hold for foot, hand, or mind.

Overtaken by vertigo,
shaken loose,
there is no refuge by the campfire.
as village by village
souls are consumed
by the Wendigo.

Why did we allow
such insatiable greed
to drive him
to this hunger?
Human turned to monster,
no number of souls
can fill the void
of this black hole.

This painting, 8 1/2" x 27" acrylic on hardboard, was sold through Etsy. 




 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Stack At 5


a tangle of interstate ramps
at 5pm on a weekday.

dropped from the sky,
careless loops
lined with zipper teeth
of jammed traffic.
Congestion punctuated
by a promising blue
of unlimited open space.

This is an acrylic painting on cotton canvas. Unframed, the painting is 18" x 30", signed and dated on the back. This painting is available through my Etsy store.



Monday, April 13, 2020

Woven Reed Seat





Learning new skills
and tackling useful projects
are antidotes
for the feeling of helplessness.

A loose knob,
a squeaky hinge,
a dust-clogged bathroom fan,
a dirty window
becomes sources
of accomplished contentment
when we finally
take time to fix, repair or clean them. 


This little chair was found abandoned at the curb. Its old reed seat was broken, though the frame was still sturdy, so I brought it home and cleaned it up. With caning materials ordered through eBay and instructional videos on YouTube, I enjoyed several peaceful hours immersed in weaving a new seat. Though it looks delicate, the little chair is quite sturdy, and has earned it's role as my favorite desk chair.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Caduceus



Twining serpents
formed from
a forty-four year-old block
of plasticine clay,
revived with microwaves.

What good is a maquette
for which a mold
cannot be cast?



This plasticine form is only about 7" tall and very flexible, having a lightweight wire armature. If you have any suggestions on how a mold of "Caduceus" might be made, please offer them. Making art is a continuous learning experience.