Saturday, April 29, 2006

RED CEDAR SPRING

This is a painting of the Red Cedar River as it runs through the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. We've enjoyed many walks there during our daughter's years at MSU. She graduates next week! You go, Girl!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

SHENANDOAH WILDFLOWERS

We were lucky enough to be able to be in Shenandoah National Park in the spring a few years ago and a photo from one of our hikes inspired this painting.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

TOSEBO LAKEFRONT

Can't wait to spend some quality time up in Northern Michigan!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

VIEW UP TOSEBO HILL

This is a view of a path up the hill at Camp Tosebo in Onekama, Michigan- one of the most beautiful places on earth. With spring and summer coming on it's the perfect place to be!


Saturday, April 15, 2006

EASTER JOY

This is a montage of photos I manipulated on the computer. It looks like the joy of the resurrection to me. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

MONTE CARLO TULIPS



These Monte Carlo tulips are a resurrection image for me. How amazing that flowers like this can come from a little insignificant brown bulb! Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

SALVATION COLLAGE

This collage is titled Meditation on the Miracle of Redemption and Eternal Life. It's stitched together in some places like our lives are stitched together. In the messy stitching on the left, the paper is torn and reveals the gold of eternal life. The black and white can be the juxtaposition of good and evil/darkness and light, but in the squares on the bottom they are intended to be abstractions of the open tomb. I did this collage years ago after hearing a sermon where the minister pointed out that the cross wasn't in itself enough for salvation in Christ, the open tomb is essential. His resurrection is what sets us free! Alleluia! I wish you a blessed week, this Easter week.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

SPIRAL JAZZ


This is another from a recent non-objective series. These are recent but not in the "painting-a-day" format that some bloggers do where they commit to posting a painting a day- Duane Keiser of A-Painting-a-Day@googlegroups.com is a classic in that form! Check it out! I'm not there yet! Maybe down the road.

Friday, April 07, 2006

BLUE MUSIC



Now that I look at this on the screen, I see a path of sorts here too. I was inspired by some of the nonobjective work of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

CRUCIFORM JAZZ




This is a takeoff on some aerial photos I've been working on and the sign of the cross. Very Lenten!

PATH AT CRANBROOK-mixed media



Another morning, another path.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

PATH AT PENTWATER


I'm looking at some of my older work and looking into a new direction. Someone said: it's the journey that's important, not the destination. Paths leading around corners are metaphors for the mystery of what comes next.