Morning light. A fresh start. There has always been a magical quality to this special part of the day. This series explores the beauty of renewal. The sepia tones are the past, the indigos, the present, whites and creams the future. When balanced they create a vibration, a beauty that is healing to the soul. Both past and present serve to inform the future. In this series, however, I strive to find that balancing point between them all - where. presence lives.
TRANSIENCE AND PERMANENCE. Diptych, 60x96 in total, oil on canvas
The early psychologists taught us that everything we see and experience is altered by our emotions and personal experiences.
The Impressionists taught us that the world we see and the colors within it are created by light bouncing off the receptors in our eyes.
I believe both of these thoughts have merit
In this series I am merging these two ideas by exploring “seeing” and a sense of place through the use of color, movement, and feeling.
ABOVE, 40x36, oil on canvas
FINDING BALANCE, 48x48, mixed media, oil on canvas and panel
“A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.” - Mark Rothko
And, Richard Shaw said " If you are painting a tree, paint the way YOU see it."
These two thoughts are wandering around in my brain...
This summer I have been painting in my small studio in my backyard. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, hummingbirds buzz through, and my chickens are very curious, often entering the studio for a visit. Each piece reflects the parts and pieces of my quiet and simple life here. Time and space for silence and reflection.