Tuesday, October 31, 2006

FALL 1

This is the first in a series of 6x6 landscapes with fall colors as the focus.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

ENIGMA VARIATION #9




















This is the first long vertical in the series.

Monday, October 23, 2006

ENIGMA VARIATION #8

Now the variations start going horizontal and vertical.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

ENIGMA VARIATION 1

This is the first of a series. I can't take credit for the name. It's taken from music by Edward Elgar written in 1899- I just read that he did 14 variations (Wikipedia says 13). So far there are 14 pieces in my series! I don't even know the music, but I've always been captivated by the title. It seems so descriptive of life itself. We've all got our own variations on the enigmas of life. For some of us, faith seems to help us accept and even embrace the enigmas~ even when the puzzle pieces don't fit. Well, maybe ESPECIALLY when the puzzle pieces don't fit!

Monday, October 16, 2006

ELUSIVE EQUATION 1

This is an extension of a series I called Hidden Arithmetic that I did in 2003. Here's what I wrote about it back then:

The “Hidden Arithmetic” series has an abstract focus on scenes in the Michigan woods. I’m reminded of how God numbers the stars and the hairs on our heads. Psalm 139:16-17 says: “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.” My father recently died at the age of 88 years, 6 months and three days. The mysteries of God’s varying plans for his children and the numbers of ways that he teaches us and blesses enter in as I ponder the ever-changing compositions and arrangements in the woods. Psalm 90:12 says: “Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are: help us to spend them as we should.” It’s arithmetic that’s hidden from us, but we can trust his calculation.

ELUSIVE EQUATION 2

ELUSIVE EQUATION 3

Thursday, October 12, 2006

NAGS HEAD PATH


We were in Nag's Head, North Carolina on the Outer Banks a few years ago and I was taken by this path near the lighthouse. That's a beautiful part of the country.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

BOZZETTO 33

This is the last of this series for a while.
Time for them to be delivered to the gallery and find new homes.

Monday, October 09, 2006

PUZZLING


I sold this piece yesterday. It's going to a good home, so that's good.
I guess I'll just have to go into the studio and create new favorites!!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

BOZZETTO 32


This is near Miller's Roadside Market along 31 above Onekama, MI.
(Hi, Nancy and Vicki and Kathy! Thanks for listening to me talk about
my work!!! I appreciate your enthusiasm and encouragement!)

BOZZETTO 31


Another of the 6x6 canvas boxes painted in acrylics.
This has the flavor of Benzie County in Northern Michigan.

Friday, October 06, 2006

BOZZETTO 26

BOZZETTO 28


Where are Bozzettos 24 and 27, you may well ask. They're around here somewhere!!

BOZZETTO 25


These are little 6x6 landscapes on 1.5 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas. They'll be available at the Eyekons Gallery in Grand Rapids. www.eyekons.com

Thursday, October 05, 2006

BOZZETTO 23

BOZZETTO 22

BOZZETTO 21


part of the new series- these are going to the gallery soon

BILTMORE SPRING

This little painting never found anyone to love it beyond my studio, so it got painted over. I saw it in a file when I was looking for something else and thought I'd give it an audience.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

AUGUST STUDIO 2005


This is a small painting 11x14- done last year in my studio. You can see the chaos of stuff behind the flowers. My favorite part is the little photo of my daughter that's hanging askew on the post above the flowers. I also liked it that I kept the brushstrokes loose.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

SKETCHES

I thought it might be fun to post some of my little sketches for the landscapes I'm working on. These were done in the car on the way to see our daughter in East Lansing. Robert Genn refers to little studies as bozzettos. I guess it's an old term for little work so I guess that's what I'm doing. It's a fun term to google.

Monday, October 02, 2006

SANCTUARY #2



This piece just sold from the Eyekons Gallery.
I posted it and a companion piece August 1, 2006.

It was purchased by a local church and it's nice to think it's found a home in a house of worship!