Monday, December 18, 2017

The Western Sky

The brilliance of the focused intensity of the setting sun makes up for its all too brief appearance during the days of shortened light.
(2017, canvas 16"x12")

Resolve is needed.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Still Life in the Library

Layers of sequence and consequence, of grace and angularity -- awkward views looking out at the world. 
Drawing LMould 30 April 2017
 A space that is so inward and regardless of platform, casts its net wide and its web out. Seemingly still but always in motion.
Drawing LMould 2 May 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gold Leaf

There are angular complexities stabilizing the flow through our complicated nature.

Gold Leaf (papiers colles 8" x 5.5")
Our narratives tell these tales. Some are taller than others.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Climate Control while Living on a Mountain

In the heat-filled days of what seemed like a never ending summer, the memory of cool and cold came to me as a solace.
Dreams of Winter, 1994 (acrylic on paper)
Yes, winter dreams, the antidote for hot, wet-blanket like,

Blue Mist, 1994 (acrylic on paper)
 humid days of the dry season. 

The River Way, 1994 (acrylic on paper)
It is one view from window in the mind's eye.
Ambiguity: Land and Sea, 1995 (acrylic on paper)
Arctic Light, 2002 (acrylic on paper)
Cool Blue Skies, 2001 (acrylic on paper)

Monday, November 13, 2017

It's just a line

It's just a line until it becomes a space.
2017 June 26 (papiers colles 6" x 4")
It's just a space defined by lines and entry points.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Flitting moments describe anything but this process.

"Flitting", 2017 (papiers colles with ink 6"x4")

Fitting title.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

West River Country

It was the rolling hills, and the sloping fields, and the hidden mouth of the West River that gave the August report back in 2007.

West River Country (acrylic on paper, 7.5” x 20”)
 Reflections of 2010 repeated the deal,

Reflections (acrylic on canvas, 20" x 28")
but not to be out done, it was a return to the same hills and fields that fed the sky in this South Shore West River country report of October 2011. Plans C, D and E indeed. 

The South Shore (acrylic on paper, 15" x 22")

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Zinger Frontiers

Sometimes I imagine that these are microscopic forms zinging through space.

Papiers colles / Decoupage (6" x 4") 2017 June 4

Papiers colles / Decoupage (6" x 4") 2017 July 25

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Spruce on a Hill

Possibilities abound with spruce trees; an interaction in dark, green, unmistakable forms shaping the hill and defining the sky.

Canvas (28" x 22"), 2017
A celebration of light and movement.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stairs in Sunlight

Sunlight flickers on a stone staircase lined with old trees.

Wadi Nisnas (2005 paper)

Stairs in Sunlight (2007 paper)

Wadi in Haifa (2009 canvas)
I remember the ascent.

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.

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


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


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.