Is It Safe Yet?

16×20″ Acrylic on Canvas Board

We’ve all had to protect ourselves, and we’re wondering if it’s safe to emerge now. Protect ourselves from what? Well, take your pick: prejudice & hate, broken hearts, disease, toxic culture, ecological disaster, war…

I imagine we could all come up with something that’s personal to us, but it really doesn’t look safe at the moment does it? There are some things that we’ll never be completely safe from. And yet we have to function in the world somehow, even if things never get objectively better.

Or do we just retreat into our hardened bunkers and isolate?

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Reseeding After An Apocalypse

Acrylic on canvas panel, 16×20″

Not necessarily THE Apocalypse (however you might understand that), but any apocalypse. The meteor that killed the dinosaurs and most of the other life on our planet, for instance. 

The point is that given enough time, life always comes back. It comes back different, but it comes back. And our dear Grandfather Sun is behind it all, endlessly, patiently, pouring energy into our little corner of space.

Sometimes you have to look at a long time scale to see the hope. A very long time scale. Actually, a ridiculously long time scale.

Fortress Mentality

Acrylic on canvas panel, 16×20″

Fear can be useful, but it can also imprison us. When we’re hunkered down in “seal the entrances, raise the drawbridge” mode, it’s hard to think of anything else. We’re protecting ourselves, but we’re now obsessed with protecting ourselves.

And there’s not much energy left for anything else.

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Coming Out

Acrylic on canvas panel, 16×20″

I seem to like the black outlines with bright colors no matter what style I’m painting. 

I’ve painted several, and I’ll keep posting for sure. So far this series seems sustainable, but what do I know? Like everything else I do, I might get bored with it in a few weeks. Or months. Or years if I’m lucky.

But things are bubbling up in a most unexpected way. This series is different in that most of my previous work was focused on making something pretty or making a point of some kind, but these are about something deeper. Something emotional, about navigating this world, this human experience. They just seem to emerge as I play with and develop each piece. You’ll see as I keep posting these.

So for those reasons I think this might have legs.

Aloha

5×7″ Oil on canvas board

This is from oh, maybe a couple of months ago. I still have a bunch of these little ones, but I particularly like this one. Very beachy and peaceful.

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Windermere

12×12″ oil on canvas

I like the art deco-ish feel of these. Kind of stained glass also, no?

It doesn’t look anything like my recent portrait paintings, but that’s characteristic of the way I work. I jump around styles to keep from getting bored with painting.

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Harriet Tubman

Oil on Arches oil paper, 11×11″

Harriet Tubman as a young woman. Look at those eyes and the steely determination in her face. What a courageous woman.

Harriet Tubman: American Hero

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Gen. Sykes 2.0

10×10″ Oil on 140lb. watercolor paper

So this is another version of Gen. George Sykes, this time with a gold halo instead of a blue disc behind him. It’s also a bit larger than the last one. 

Sometimes I just want to try something a little different so I’ll do another version. I have two of Harriet Tubman I’m working on now. I’m not sure if the first one will see the light of day outside of my studio, it’s on the drying rack until it’s ready to proceed. The second one is nearly done and I’m really happy with it.

Continuing on with my American Hero series, several more are in the works.

All my work, past present and future can be had on a Pay What You Will basis. You decide what it’s worth to you and then we just make it happen!

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