I altered the paintings I showed in the last post. I didn't like the leaves in the darker painting---they were prissy and finicky and the two halves of the painting didn't hang together. I neatened up the second painting a bit. As always, I'm searching to refine and define my own water-painting idiom, one not strictly representational, but certainly not completely abstracted, either. The beauty of working in a long series* such as this year's water one is that you have lots of room to experiment, to get clearer regarding what you want to say and how you want to say it. These two paintings are just steps along the way.
Last Sunday, I realized I could see the aurora borealis from my house!
In my house. The reflections of flowers on my dining room walls looked
to me like the Northern Lights. Iceland is still in my heart and in my
On the baby J front: he will probably make his inaugural appearance this week, what with the full moon and his due date and all! Prayers, kind thoughts, crossed fingers all gratefully accepted!
*For an informative and illuminating post on painting in a series, please check out Katherine Tyrrell's great blog, Making a Mark.