Heart Tree by Night

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6″x6″ $96

The promised companion piece from yesterday’s post to the same tree by day!

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Heart Tree by Day

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6″x6″ $96

The first of two. Tomorrow (if I can be so organized) is the scene by night.

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Autumn at the Pond

11″x14″ Acrylic on canvas $200.00

I wanted to do something larger than 6″ square. It took me a while to finish this one, and not just because of the amount of time it takes to paint that many dots. There’s more thinking and pondering time involved.

When I’m looking at a smaller piece, it’s easier to grasp the entire thing at once. So I know what’s working and what may or may not be needed pretty quickly. Also, because of the small size, there’s only so much I can fit in, given the limit of detail I can get with dots. Unless I use microscopic nanodots (new word!) which isn’t all that appealing to me.

Anyway, I really like the way this one came out. Now I’m thinking I like it so much I’d like to try something even larger. Maybe this is a solution to my ADHD quickly bored, oh look another shiny object over there! Meaning changing up between larger and smaller pieces, each with unique kinds of challenges. Work on big or small pieces until I’m bored, then switch.

When I was a little boy, we moved a lot since my father was in the Foreign Service. So most of my toys went into the shipping crates, and when everything was unpacked months or weeks later, the old toys were new again! 

So like that.

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The Mighty Seed

6″x6″ Acrylic on MDF panel $96

Seeds aren’t generally very big (except for avocados, yum!) but the potential they carry is mighty.

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River’s Rising


River’s Rising Acrylic on MDF Panel, 6”x6” $96.00

Combining the Yin/Yang with a reflection on the times we’re in. Maybe it’s not a bad way to put things together. If we can see a little of this in that, them in us, us in them, maybe we can handle the inexorably rising — and apparently turbulent — river that’s surrounding us.

But that tree looks pretty healthy and strong, doesn’t it?

Think it’ll survive the flood? 

I’ve been thinking lately a lot about the economy we’re in, how things are working with so much shut down. Art galleries, for instance. How can an art gallery function normally with social distancing? 

Art lovers have to have the freedom to browse at their leisure, not feel like they have to get in and out quickly. And then there’s the personal shopping and meeting & greeting and excitement at a show opening. Sure, you can see the art online and I guess you could get curbside delivery, but you don’t get the full experience of the artwork itself. 

When I was a young artist living in the Washington DC area, I pored over art books incessantly to soak up everything I could from the masters, both old and new. But going to the many National Galleries was a completely different experience, seeing the actual physical objects and being in their presence was a whole ‘nother level of power. Same thing with regular commercial galleries. 

The physical artwork has a presence, a power that just doesn’t come across on a screen. The handmade object has a level of authority and impact and spirit presence that the flat image cannot convey.

But back to the economies of making a living, or even just covering one’s expenses for materials — that’s one of the reasons platforms like Patreon are so  important to artists of all kinds now.

River’s rising. 

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Descent

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6″x6″ $96.00

Descent of what exactly, I’m not sure. 

I guess this is one of those instances where abstract meets representational and logic finds somewhere else to hang out for a while.

The logic part had me hesitating to post this but the abstract part kept saying “it’s OK just go for it.” So here we are.

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Wildfire

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6″x6″ $96.00

Thinking of all those affected by the wildfires in western North America. 

This didn’t start out as anything like this. It was just a little 1″ square doodle, but as I brought it up to size I just kept seeing it this way. I guess putting this in my “Sparks of Joy” collection is a little ironic. But so often great disasters have a beauty within the horror. Not to glamorize them, but it’s just a fact that things like fires and explosions can be pretty spectacular visual events.

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Sparkling River

Acrylic on MDF Panel, 6″x6″ $96.00

Just a little break from all the heavy stuff.  Sometimes you just have to sit back on the porch, put your feet up, and tuck into some apple pie as you enjoy the view.

Apple pie? Mmmmmmmm…

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Tsunami Alert

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6″x6″ $96.00

Things are changing, and they’re changing fast and they’re changing massively. Things are not going to continue as they always have.  

Of course, the only thing constant is change. Which isn’t necessarily bad, since stasis is death. But too rapid change can also be death. What will be swept away? Will it be a cleansing or destruction?

All I know is it’s coming.

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To Be Human

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6’x6′

To Be Human

Acrylic on MDF Panel, 6”x6”

$96.00

There’s a little good in the worst of us, a little bad in the best of us. Or substitute whatever opposite traits you want. 

There’s so much depth to the Yin/Yang metaphor, I’m still exploring it. People, things, situations, relationships, are seldom if ever all one thing or another. The Yin/Yang metaphor simplifies things to get the important point across, but in reality there is a multitude of Yin/Yang dynamic that would be a very busy painting indeed if I were to try to depict even a small bit of it. 

An incredibly interconnected multidimensional network of Yin/Yang. The web that forms the Universe is complex beyond understanding, but we can understand that it is. And that’s gotta be helpful.

We exist within nature, symbolized by the green vegetation and clouds, and within a sparkling Universe of spirit/energy. 

The blue at the center of the neck is the core of spirit/energy that forms our center, that keeps us balanced, that keeps us connected to what matters. 

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