Tuesday, February 23, 2010

About the Blizzard

Blue Creekside (24 X 30"), sold.

This is a beech tree that stands by Rock Creek as you approach from Montrose Park.

Mari, Mama, and the Good Earth

Maribel at Neyyar Dam (18 X 24"), Guevara Collection.

Mama in her Garden II,
or Hostas, Hydrangeas, Hollyhocks, Mama, & Me (16 X20"), donated to Arts League of Alexandria Fundraiser.

The portrait of Maribel is based on a photo of Mari I took on an especially blissful morning by the lake at our ashram in Kerala, India. Mama in her Garden II is a copy of an earthier, less stylized painting I did in the fall. I took a page out of the Van Gogh playbook for this one. I am told (by Bob Stark) that Van Gogh would often do an on-site painting in the morning, and then he would go home and bang out a second painting (or two) based on the original.

Watery Memories of Summer in Keene Valley

Floating (Bog River Daydream) (24 X30"). Thomas-Train Collection.

Headwaters (Ausable Lakes from Indian Head) (12 X 24"), sold

These two paintings emerged as meditations on two important women in my life: my aunt Bathsheeba and my sister Virginia. Both pieces are infused with the liquid qualities of mind, memory, and self.

Returning from India

Woods in Snow, below Montrose Park (12 X 18"), sold.

Bodhi Tree, or Memory of Mahabodhi (16 X 20"), sold.

These are the first paintings to emerge from our recent trip to India