Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Cicada Emerging

July has brought the cicadas out again.
The higher the temperature,
the louder they sing.

This is a line drawing of a cicada
resting after emerging
from it's final molt.
Wings still soft and green,
the crumpled husk
of it's old skin
already brittle.

This drawing is available
for your coloring pleasure
or use as clip art
through Etsy. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Ledger's Way to Walnut Hill Park

The view is of an entrance to Walnut Hill Park,
across from the hospital
in New Britain, Connecticut
in late January 2022.

This particular location was in disrepair,
but I preferred to depict it as I believe it can become
with a little care from the city.

This painting was shown in
the New Britain Museum of American Art

It is a 40"x 30" acrylic painting
on stretched canvas,
framed and wired for hanging.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Tribal Runes

The impulse to make
a mark
a stoke
a word
a sound
setting in motion
the vibration of a particle
a wave in the substance
giving form
to form to form to form to form. . .

This is a 11 3/4" x 9 3/4" pen and ink drawing
on acid-free watercolor paper,
preserved under glass,
it's hardwood frame is detailed
with delicate inlaid woods.

Green Question

Light and airy as contrails across the sky
what little plane?
who's warm hand?
made these graceful blue strokes
of cryptic writing
through watercolor greens
over sunrise yellow
under sunset orange
to finally land gently
before your loving eyes.

This is a 13 3/4" x 10 3/4" watercolor painting
framed in teak wood under glass,
signed and dated by the artist.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

The Path

A devotee of Life understands
that the ultimate teacher
needs no words. 

This is a watercolor and sumi ink painting
on heavy weight, acid free, cold press
Strathmore 140 lb. watercolor paper,
5.5" x 8.5".