Saturday, April 30, 2011

IN PROGRESS: Oil on Paper Studies for 3 stained glass panels: "Tropical Night Garden"

Monday, April 25, 2011

The new "Tropical Night Garden" Studies are hopefully to be used as references for a series of stained glass panels. A project which is under discussion for possible commission. Having only a very basic knowledge of working with stained glass, it is an exciting to try and create a work in this medium. To satisfy an aesthetic vision and work with the practical and physical constraints of the medium is a real challenge.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Study: Oil on Paper "Tropical Garden Night Bloom" 80x26cms.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Study: Oil on Paper Triptych - "Tropical Night Garden"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Disappointed to learn this week that my exhibition scheduled to open late June in Firenze, has been cancelled.
I am hoping that the closing of this door, will allow another to open, but I was looking forward to this particular project.
Cest la vie or should I say....tale è vita.

To have come through it: to have joyfully
survived even the happiness - quietly, completely.
First the testings were mute, then verbal.
Who could look back unamazed?

No one has been able, since life lasts
because no one could.- But the infiniteness
of the attempts! The new greenness of the birch trees
is not so new as that which befalls us.

A wood dove coos. And again what you suffered
seems, ah, as if yet unlived-through.
The bird keeps calling. You are in the middle
of the call. Awake and weakened.

- Rilke

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

When stars are in the quiet skies,
then most I pine for thee;
Bend of me, then, thy tender eyes,
as stars look on the sea.

-Baron Lytton

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New studies "Blue Nocturne 1&2" Oil on paper

I gaze upon the still water
moon soaked,sullen and silent.
The tide pulls me in,
with each breath I feel a closeness...
uncomfortable yet comforting,
like a struggling child in the arms of a determined mother.

Monday, April 11, 2011

New study- Oil on paper 56x56cm "Light on Dark Water"

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Two new studies underway in the studio- "A moment of connection" I & II Oil on paper

Monday, April 04, 2011

In progress

"Ochre Cliffs" Oil on paper 56x80cms.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

In progress

"Dark water sunset" Oil on paper 56x56cms.

Friday, April 01, 2011

In progress

"Storm sky over Still Water" Oil on paper 56x56cms.