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Green

for Pornpat Down through the forest of my paintings runs a river of green. It is ship, subject and heart. Green is the color of the heart chakra. Green is the first sliver of Spring parting Winter's curtain. Come with me on this mermaid ship of hearts to tour the...

The Monsters

Before the Monsters there was Feather. Feather was beloved by everyone, even dog lovers.  She stayed with me for 18 years, quietly keeping me company throughout a hurricane of interesting times. After she died I waited almost a year before going to a shelter and...

Empty Lot Crush

LA few blocks from where I live is an empty lot. It's crammed between two smallish buildings facing the BQE. When I first saw it in the Fall of 2014 it was barren of foliage and littered with building debris. There was a cinder block wall dividing it. In one half...

Feathers

 A while back I mentioned switching from fur to feathers. This is presently true. I have two, large diptychs in progress with a fair amount of birds in each. Until they are finished (some vague future as they are not only large but complicated) they stay in the...

Faces, Time part III

I've become adrift in my own history. The sketchbooks go back to the beginning of art school. At that time I drew constantly. On the subway, at bars (drinking age was 18), at Julliard (I talked my way into the barre classes because The Royal Ballet of London was in...

Dreaming Paint

All my life I've dreamed deeply, vividly and strangely. I still remember dreams I had as a very small child. It is as though I have a separate but very tethered existence that accrues images, emotions and events populated with unlikely characters. I usually don't hold...

Faces, Time….part II

Tunneling through time & finding faces, I nearly veered off into the land of animal portraits, but fortunately I was rescued by the sheer volume of images I plunged through.  Slides, flat files and sketchbooks were searched.  Items were handled, nostalgia-ized...

Time, Faces

This idea has been swimming around in my head for quite a while, but when I started to amass images it became a bit overwhelming.  Should I just include the oil paintings or go the deep dive into drawings also?  So I threw out faces on my desktop and decided to let...