Thursday, June 25, 2015

journal pages and a quote

I save quotes and phrases. I came across this quote I had tucked away a while back. It seemed to reappear at just the right time.  Attributed to the artist Kiki Smith, this I believe.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

shipwrecks and doubt

I've been working towards a body of work for an upcoming show late this summer in Blue Hill at the Cynthia Winings Gallery. Its a 'be careful what you wish for' moment, because after I had a lovely visit with Cynthia in my studio earlier this spring, I then had to get down to the business of making some paintings.  Back in April I had just started working on this new series of paintings.  They are taken from phrases and imagery in novels I have read all pertaining to the sea, floating, casting nets, night skies, becoming unmoored and drowning (metaphorically of course). 

I like the way this one is coming along, it could be done? 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

another day in June

a wet day in June
stranded in the studio
chasing an idea that has been percolating for months
beginning with one novel: We the Drowned
and ending with another: Moby Dick
in between there were a lot of experiments
false starts and drawings
of waves and nets and shipwrecks
of night skies and cast lines
of floating and being swept to shore
works in progress
its all paint and pencil
brush and line and color