December 30, 2016
Fog rather than snow is the norm this winter. Fog rather than clarity fills my brain as it sifts through inspirations, allowing some to slip between my fingers while clinging to others that have whispered in quieter tones reminding me that there is a common thread stitching together the events of my life. I am back to the studio working on larger paintings in oil and watercolor, some old, some new.
California Landscape – Preliminary Stages – Oil Painting 36″ x 48″
Left: The stage I left the painting in a year ago … Center: Two days ago … Right: An hour ago
… a long way yet to go.
I began this painting over a year ago, not knowing which direction it would take. I was still attempting to find a way to weave abstraction, geometry, landscape and figurative work together into a rich fabric of imagery. It was a forced attempt rather than a journey of discovery. In mid December we changed out the paintings in the living room and hung the Barcelona paintings from 2005. Three years later, a poor economy altered my plans. The Barcelona paintings went into storage and I began honing old skills and learning new ones, especially color and design skills. Perhaps now, the time is right and I am prepared to weave that complex fabric of imagery using my easel as my loom.
Left: 48″ x 36″ Center: 60″ x 36″ Right: 48″ x 36″ Oil Paintings
California Landscape an hour ago. 36″ x 48″ oil painting with glazes
Baer loves his flexagon and hexaflexagon! He is a fantastic flipper and created two more. We traded off on making the designs.