Saturday, November 28, 2015

Picking Up the Pace

The winds pick up the pace -- they are fleet, they are cool.

Paper collage with ink (9" x 7")

November cobwebs -- begone!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Island in the Wind

Wind is a theme, needs must.

Island in the Wind (2009) Acrylic on paper (15” x 22”)
Swirling, spinning leaves streaming between lightly tripping feet.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Windblown on a Gulf

Coastal dunes, windblown on a gulf
The Dunes (study no. 1), 2015 acrylic on paper (15" x 22")

The Dunes (study no. 2), 2015 acrylic on paper (15" x 22")
-- two studies.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

O Urban Tree!

Don't get too big or too messy. Or else!

Blue Spruce, 2012

Large Tree, Old Town, 2012

Urban Tree, 2008

 Wadi Nisnas, 2005
 
Urban Tree, 2009
Just sayin'.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Summer is flying away!

Summer -- evidenced by the brilliant colours of growing things

Paper collage with ink (6" x 4")
that leave us too soon.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Farewell Summer!

Thank you for the beauty, the warmth and the lazy days.

Onshore Mist (acrylic on canvas)



Which begs the question, am I ready for the Fall?


Sunday, September 13, 2015

PEI Storm

Drama in the skies over pasture, farms and woodlots,

Acrylic on paper 1992, from a 1980 sketch (23" x 30")
signaling perhaps that the storms are over and tomorrow holds a promise.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Celebration!

To celebrate, to be celebrated, putting the right foot forward.

Ink drawing (7.5" x 5.5")


Ink drawing (7.75" x 5.75")
In praise of the out-of-the-ordinary.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pivots

Allowing movement, though not too far. 

Paper collage with ink (6" x 4")
 Not too far to the left, nor to the right.

Paper collage with ink (6" x 4")
Keeping centered as we turn around a point, seeing aspects not seen before.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Centrifugal Force

Spinning away from the centre -- off the page entirely.

Ink on paper (7.5" x 5")


Ink on paper (7.5" x 5")
The force disintegrates in degrees of separation until there is nothing remaining but the dot.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Dunes

Coastal dunes made of shape shifting sand, windblown on a gulf, on a sea, on a beach or in a desert.  Tenuously held in place with grasses and other fragile plants in need of protection.

Acrylic on canvas (18" x 24")
Like arms around a parabolic curve.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Fluid Shore

Ebbing and flowing freely, the tides timed to the minute.
acrylic on paper (11" x 15")
Easy movement, easy style. Is there another kind of shore?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Changing Earth, Changing Sky

The drama of the skies signals it's time. Time to reflect on our ways of living and wonder at the questions that formulate when fearful natural events appear.
2007 canvas (47" x 31.5")
The earth is not ours, nor is the sky.

2005 canvas (28" x 20")
Changing earth, changing sky.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Persevering Sailor

Sailing in rough seas, control is tenuous at best. The wind blows through our courage and we attempt a hopeful landing.

A safe landing on the shores of generosity.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Boreal Tidal Bore

Twice daily that tidal bore rolls back upstream in one wave, like swimming against the current. A phenomenon, it is metamorphic -- a major change.

2007 acrylic on canvas (20" x 24")
Disruptive -- twice a day!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Essential Sky

Atmosphere in layers of sky, layers of sea and layers of rock, make impressions in the mind collected like so many sea shells and fossils.

Acrylic on canvas (26" x 30")
Essentially rock country.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Plane Sailing

Plane of existence, plane of consciousness, plane of development -- it is a puzzle.
Papiers Colles with ink (6" x 4")
Straight lines and mathematics, esotericism and other worldliness; carpenters use them, indeed we fly in them. Hydroplaning -- there's a possibility.
Geometry, my dear Watson.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Star Action

They dazzle those two poles. North and South, North to South, 
Papiers colles (6" x 4")
and everything in between.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Visions at 3 a.m.

Wide awake at 3 a.m. and strange minutiae travel the brain. O the worry! 

Ink on paper (6" x 8")
There is a grand Committee -- yes with a CAPITAL C -- commenting all at once, waiting for the Chair -- CAPITAL C -- to bring some order to the agenda. Who has not been there?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Sky is Up There

Beyond the daily routines and ordinary lenses, yes the sky is up there.

papiers colles with ink (6" x 8")
Reassuringly so!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Angles

Angles and triangles,

Papiers colles with ink (6" x 4")
Acute, obtuse and just plain right.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sailing reprised

Arriving at somewhat calmer seas -- tempest done.

Paper collage with ink 8" x 5"
For the day anyway.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

With the Wind in our Sails

Drama and power converge in the forces of sun, wind and clouds.

Papiers colles (6" x 4")
Substitute paper, ink and glue!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Coast and Sky: Sunlight

Pools of water left by low tide reflects the setting of the sun. The coastline appears as elongated and undifferentiated as light plays on the air and the sea.

acrylic on canvas (30" x 24")
Images blur with the rise and fall of the tides.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cloud Action

Clouds swiftly passing, noticed in the shadows sweeping across the landscape.
Fleeting shadows -- "tricksy" some would say.

(Acrylic on canvas 24" x 20")
Can they be trusted?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Distractions

Start with emails, link to websites, like on Facebook and favour (or is that favor?) on Twitter, pose well on LinkedIn and then,...

papiers colles with ink (6" x 4")

the day is done and we are left wondering -- where did it go?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Patterns of Green and Blue

They are sources and mouths, a cut above the usual; they are banks and valleys. Old rivers that wind and flow towards the sea are captive within their courses.
Channels.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Once I Lived on a Mountain -- reprised

Once I lived on a mountain. It is an ancient mountain, a historic mountain, a significant mountain. Held to be sacred, still it is not spared modern development. Cities and towns grow all along its length.

Veils of Haifa, 1999 (canvas)
Parched for water half the year, yet it is green in spots and undeveloped still -- in spots.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The White Pine -- Upton Farmlands

It is tall; the tallest tree there. It marks a high point; it marks that point where the view of the estuary appears.

Acrylic on paper (30" x 22")
It marks the wind blowing in an ever changing world of seasonal weather and land ownership -- it stands as a beacon against all the odds.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Living on a Mountain

Once I lived on a mountain. It always gave choices.

Paper Collage 2014 (6" x 4")
Do I go up or down? Everyday.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Terraced Landscape (Sifnos, Greece)

Terraced for planting, for natural fall-out of rain on rock; it undulates in the heat of the day.

Acrylic on paper (15" x 22.5")
I think of Sifnos, that island in the sun -- is there anything else but sunshine on this brilliantly lit, brilliantly coloured island.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Winged Victory

Nike -- poor victory,  hijacked for commerce!

Collage with ink (6" x 4")

 A small derivative in honour of the wonders of ancient Greece.