the magnificence of a Wolf Moon! This painting came, in
part, from memories of my younger days.........When I lay in the
backyard in the evening and stared up at this brilliant orb in
the heavens. My fascination with the moon started very
young. Then older, in the hills and forests at night, when
all is silent and the moon dominates a star flecked background.
This year the moon appeared magnified as an optical illusion
occurred. The full moon and a unique closeness to the
earth (perigee) combined to create a
I dreamed of a wide open land with a beautiful golden radiance. I was able to step into this radiance!
There was the tree standing in stately dignity....emanating an ethereal glow.
When I stepped INTO the scene the most penetrating, all encompassing, exquisite
sense of peacefulness came over me. It was beyond description...really. It was the world
we all hoped for, where people, animals and all forms of life lived together in complete peace.
I literally stepped into peacefulness!
And what a feeling, what a feeling!!!
couldn't believe it.......Incredible view...as if the heavens
had opened and
Tumbling down a Teutonic mountain.
I was transported! In a moment I came to stand at the base
of this absolutely astounding work of art from above, and in my
mind’s eye I moved in the MOST
And I was standing there at its base.
In awe.. .
And in that rush of water all was obscured except those drops
reaching out to
I stepped back slowly through the mist, not entirely wanting to
So I moved away and began.
Serenity, what an indescribable feeling. One that
escapes us when we seek it
Here is one serene place. QUIET
But look! There in the valleys of this picture...light
And again on the shore, under the trees as you step into this quiet land. Rest now.
Lie under the full moon and let the cool pieces of light fall gently on your cheek…
In my landscapes, as in many of my paintings, I am IN the scene I am visualizing.
When I am working I am experiencing what I paint.
That is, I feel myself both part of the scene and looking at the scene.
I am standing behind that tree, in that little valley that you may see, over that hill, at the
base of a mountain, in the heart of that flower.
I would like to invite you too, to come on in and splash around in the color and just play.
The only requirement is that you enjoy yourself.
Here are Rain Blossoms.
It was rain I was standing in when this painting was born. But not a heavy or even steady rain.
It was the light drizzle that barely kisses your cheek.
God misting the world just as I mist my plants.
I wanted to depict a very frail twig with such delicate blossoms
that they would
It was a quiet, quiet time in the forest...
the snow drifted down as if from a giant sieve
towards the puffy drifts below...The trees held out their limbs, stretching out...out...out,
into the snowy quiet scene
for their winter garments.,
A peaceful serene feeling flowed through the forest as I sat at the side of the pond, brushed away the snow on my cheek
and picked up my brush to paint....
Mandala symbols appear everywhere
They are symbols that share a universal idea of brotherhood.
You can find a mandala in every religion, every
culture-----people are drawn to them. They
They are circular and usually symmetrical, however, the ying and
Kaleidoscopes have mandalas within them. They appear in
The commercial world abounds with them, nature abounds with them,
Look around and count them someday.
This painting features an asymmetrical mandala that is a
And isn't that the way the concept of 'brotherhood' spreads.
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It was a lively day
in the forest
the light had the place
the trunks reflected
and re reflected
shiny bits of sunlight
through the trees
I was there
There was a bite
To the air
And the nippiness
Added to the joyous display
Filling the day
Full of hope
On the edge
of a large lake
perches a bustling
with jewels of light in its hair
and all along its gown.
Each twinkling jewel
Resting in the
of these huge buildings
each small light
tells a story
has a fascination
We have the story--each of us
We live these stories
Be it in this city
Can you see your light?
I was working on The Lady when my vision became
obscured, again. For
In anger, almost rebelliously, I began to build up the paint layering it on thickly...my feeling was 'well, if I can't see it, then I will make it so I can FEEL it!
I worked, building up layers of acrylic...this painting is meant to be touched.
But as I worked, I saw there is no way I could
EVER make it as tactile
I wanted a LADY, who is quiet in the certainty
that life will goes on, no matter
because that is the way life is.......
I had in mind a wide full view of a green and gold forest when I
started this painting. I painted with enthusiasm all day
on what I perceived to be 'the
So much for my plans of a forest. This was one work, in which
my job was simply
MORNING MOON/MIDNIGHT MOON
I work at various times of the day and night, sometimes into the
early morning and when taking a break I often step out to my back yard. If I look
up, at just the right angle I can peer through the leaves,
branches and hanging ivy and see the moon. It's a game of
'paint me, paint me'
So I do.