Thursday, August 3, 2017

Movement that belies an early morning calm exterior

It is in the quiet of the morning that brief moments of undisturbed time allow me to focus on these small works of paper, in paper and in ink.
Papiers Colles (6" x 4") 2017-Mar-10




But seriously, what was I thinking?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All in a Row (Spruces)

There are always possibilities in spruce trees.
(acrylic on canvas, 16" x 12")
Especially driving country roads.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lift Off

Lifting off from what and to go where?
Papiers Colles with ink (6" x 4")
Indeed suspension keeps us going but will we know when we get there?

Friday, June 2, 2017

Flying

Taking flight - leaving in all directions.
Papiers colles with ink (6" x 4")
But not really in a hurry.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Updraft Revisited

In an upward movement of air birds soar.
Papiers colles (6" x 4")
Is this catching the wind?

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Movement in Paper

Movement in paper, movement on paper, movement with paper.
2016 December 26 (papiers colles 6" x 4")
Moving paper, moving it around -- finally it adheres to the surface.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Constant Shore

Timeless, enduring, constant -- the dunes are deceptive in appearance. A surge with a nor'easter shouts at them -- they are not so constant after all. 
Acrylic on canvas (20" x 24")
They are changeable, eroding, losing ground - every year.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Being Mindful

It's routine - cut out the paper, place it just so forming the design -- it must be whole from the start. Paste it all down, carefully - watch out for the sticky parts! Draw!

Papiers Colles with ink (6" x 4")
Be mindful, be mindful, be mindful! Don't go into a day dream. What are you doing? Where is that pen going? Where do you want it to go and what do you want it to do? Guide it.
 Know when to let go.
Sometimes, right to the end, it is unforgiving.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dragons

There are many species of dragons!

Papiers colles 17 Feb 2107 (6" x 4")

Some are more fierce than others.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Playful Dunes

They beckon in the summer casting an allure of sparkling seas and warm sands.

The Playful Dunes (a study), (acrylic on paper, 15"x 22")
Winter, not so  much; repelling in the austere cold of a windswept, below zero prospect of fortitude.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The North Shore

It is an old shore, this north shore. Exploring the coast on canvas, I searched out the qualities of the grasses; I asked about the shapes of the cliffs and in so doing tried to capture that elusive colour and movement of the water.

"The North Shore" (acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16")
 It is an internal conversation with unseen links and threads --  and surfaces again with a need for expression.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Scuttling Sky

I saw the clouds over the harbour in layers of colour and form. The sky changes the dynamics of the land and the sea. 


I know that sky, I thought -- it's the one I painted in 2002 -- Scuttling Sky.
"Scuttling Sky" 2002
It scurries, oh so quickly; it is hasty!


Sunday, January 8, 2017

All in a Row (reprised)

It speaks of ditches and windbreaks, of fields, and wayward seeds making a soft landing, protected from the plough and the combine.
Spruce in a Row (12" x 9" on paper)
 A landing that favours growth and nurtures seedlings. A demarcation line.