To The River

6″x6″ Acrylic on panel

A magical stroll to the river for a few moments of peace. The river soothes, and as always, teaches. How could it always be the same river yet never the same? 

Like life — my life, any life. Always the same life, but moment to moment never exactly the same, even if only because I’m a moment older than the moment before. Thoughts and emotions have moved through me and even if I don’t feel particularly different, I’m subtly different every moment. 

And yet I’m still myself. The river of me.

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Traveling

14.25″ x 5.5″ Acrylic on reclaimed wood, $316 (US shipping included)

The little curved black area at the top right and the thin black line at the bottom are not part of the painting, they’re areas where the wood doesn’t conform neatly to the rigid straight lines of the graphic image. What do you expect? It’s leftover wood from some project or other. I think these imperfections give the artworks an extra bit of character. Plus, I feel good that it didn’t go into a landfill. (You can feel good about it too, if you buy it! 😄)

Of course, I make sure to seal the wood with acrylic medium and multiple coats of acrylic gesso before painting to make sure the art itself is as archival as that painted on any traditional support.

I have no idea if people are going to respond positively to the recycled aspect or not, but it means something to me, so I’m going to keep going with it, as well as continuing to paint on traditional supports like panels and canvas.

So what does the title mean? Does it evoke traveling to you? My wife Tekakwitha came up with the title when I was stumped, and I can totally relate to it. 

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Sunrise Over The Hills

Acrylic on canvas board, 6″x6″ $96 (shipping included)


What do you see first? The sunrise or the fire coming over the hills? the first thing I saw was the fire, but after a while I saw a sunrise.

Maybe it’s both. the destruction of a massive fire followed by the promise of a bright new day. Sound familiar? That could apply to a lot of things in life, couldn’t it?

I deliberately made the colors in the dots in some ares more random to add texture. First time I’ve done this. I have a larger one I’ll be posting that’s the second one done that way. This was more of a quick experiment, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.