Clarity as the clouds embrace the light.
Once again you made me your fool. All those warm days and late nights the sun barely resting. I tried so hard to keep you by my side.
Now you are off to some southern land. I laugh as you go but I will never forgive you. I prize my solitude and I will cling to the darkness. Maybe I will pine over an old photo of you this winter. In April a sparrow might spark a faint memory.
Damn, I just want you to come back.
A lovely little painting from just about a year ago. This painting now resides in California.
I few small paintings from a busy week. As much as I enjoy working on large paintings it is fun to mix it up!
What can I tell you, I like clouds. A close up on one catching the last light. Though the days are getting a bit longer the sun is still low. Often clouds seem to be the only ones enjoying the sunshine.
This post seemed appropriate for Halloween. I finished this one up over the weekend. I am pretty obsessed with the mark making and expressive sky.
I continue painting some nocturnal imagery. I had painted one moon inspired landscape and decided that was enough. That night I saw the moon rise above the Cabinet Mountains and decided I could put some more paint to panel!
A colorful sunrise painting inspired by an early fall morning on Lake Pend Oreille.
I painted this in tandem with “Scotchman Peak”. I typically work on a series of paintings at the same time so they develop together. It keeps my focus narrowed and allows my color palette to be shared.
Here is to new beginnings!
This is a TBT, which I don’t condone but participate in purely out of hypocrisy.
To me this is emotion in acrylic paint, a work I genuinely love. Painting for paintings sake with no expectation or destination.
Today I am turning off my computer, blow out the candle.
I have finished two more paintings recently. These are continuations of a theme I started last spring. That theme is essentially a study in atmosphere and emptiness in landscape painting.
Both paintings are acrylic paint on plexiglass. “Cloud and Sea” is 20″ x 20″ and Water’s Lullaby is 18″ x 18″. I think the cloud painting is the most successful, it has a moody ethereal felling that I like. Which painting do you prefer and why?
More and more I want to reduce my imagery down to a minimal form and allow the paint to be the subtle star of the show. If only I didn’t have to work a day job! But the isolating night is a pretty ideal setting for this type of imagery… the trick is staying motivated and awake.