Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reminiscences on a blustery winters day

Sweet peas
Couldn't help posting this small oil painting of my Sweet Peas on this chilly Saturday afternoon.  Winter has arrived in my part of the world, lots of snow and cold temperatures.  In a couple of months these pretty little flowers will just be a dream!

Monday, November 17, 2014


I have been fascinated for a number of years now with the very ancient Trypillian culture who inhabited what is now modern day Ukraine.  This unfinished painting attempts to depict some samples of their pottery, agrarian ideas and the land they loved and respected so much.  Samples of pottery date back 6000 years BC.  I find that amazing, in part because so much attention has been given other great cultures while overlooking this one.  I understand that they were simple farm folk, had great respect for women and the land that gave them sustenance. In fact, the women pretty much ran the show. Their deity's were female, they never overstayed a piece of land, preferring to move on and let the land lay fallow.  Agriculture sure has changed, hasn't it?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Yabahar An Audiovisual performance: Nohlab at TEDxReset 2014

Today I fortunately came across this amazing man and the instrument he created.  I expect that there are many people in the world who are enjoying the music he makes as you read this.  Check out this link to have a listen for yourself!  One reason it resonates with me so much is I feel that the space it is in is where I go in my best sessions of painting.