Monday, November 18, 2013

Two new paintings

View Point oil/canvas 30x20

Not sure how I got away with it, but I just spent three days in a row in my studio. Of course my house is mess, the yard is covered with leaves, I look like hell, and I haven't ventured beyond my property line to enjoy some beautiful warm November weather, but I did sign two paintings and begin two others. Tomorrow is back to the day job which might be a good thing only for the reason that it will prevent me from unsigning my two "finished" paintings and going back into them.

My new paintings are tauntingly full of promise, but I have no delusions that they will not torment me before  I give up the struggle and sign off on them. But they are of Alaska still, and it feels good to keep the continuity.

The painting on the left is from View Point where I helped the forest rangers weed dandelions during my Alaska residency. The painting below is not quite so literal or easy to explain, there are actually no Collard Lizards in Alaska, but there were plenty in the Petrified Forest, where I saw this colorful little guy.

Why did I put a Collard Lizard on an iceberg? I was afraid you'd ask...luckily I have this handy art statement generator  that came up with this gem of a statement that explains it as well as anything can.
"The flux creates, the chaos permeates. In the material reality, art objects are reproductions of the creations of the flux -- a flux that uses the chaos as an organism to represent ideas, patterns, and emotions."
I love the web.

Cold blooded  oil/linen 24x20


  1. These are wonderful! I know everything these days is about global warming and glaciers melting, but the juxtaposition of the desert lizard on the iceberg seemed to have the little guy be saying, OMG - another ice age is upon us! Great title.

  2. Thanks! And yes, the series with animals is about their environment changing under their feet, what with climate change and development. And I.B., I love your cloud portraits! Kristi, I peeked at your website and love your work as well, great shapes and color sense!

  3. Thank you Kathy! You are very kind!

  4. Remember that Christmas movie? where he sticks his tongue on the pole...........


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