The Tao of Painting
The Materials Speak
The Artist Responds
The Majestic Unknown
PAINTINGS BY YEAR
I have come to the realization that all of my paintings are self portraits!
My paintings are not pictures of objects, they are themselves the objects.
Sometimes, I get depressed that my paintings are ignored by the art world.
When I am painting I am so preoccupied that I am not aware of going-on
around me. Suddenly, I become aware and see excited butterflies circle and
land on the painting. I notice nearby birds sitting on low branches silently watching,
the mama deer and her twin fawns nervously watching while snacking on clover,
and Zeek the neighborhood cat comes over checking things out and laying down to
watch. I realize that I am one with nature and my art is being appreciated. What more can I ask.
"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and
serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing
subject matter, an art which might be for every mental worker, be he businessman or writer,
like an appeasing influence, like a mental soother, something like a good armchair
in which to rest from physical fatigue"......Henri Matisse
Last update: 5 Oct 2017