Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Yellow Pot

The Yellow Pot
Watercolor/dried grass fronds/chinese newspaper

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The art of being...staying in FOCUS

(what a difference a drizzle makes)


This is one the most important words in my day to day living. When distractions of present or past life invade, I say this to myself repeatedly until I find myself centered once again.

This piece of art began with the desire to clean my watercolor intent to relax, to play. I did relax, I did play...but a little watercolor goes a very very long way!

What began as play, took shape and form in my mind. I found myself with a foundation for experimenting and for my ongoing love of collage in this instance, using my saved watercolor scraps, chinese newspaper and fresh watercolor paper.

My former father-in-law (now deceased) was an advertising artist...skilled hand-letterer. An early example of one of his 'alphabet' paintings, my favorite, hung in my home (until the splitting of 'matrimonial' property)...I am quite certain that the influence of here and I'm certain too that he would have enjoyed this.

...and so, I now find myself with a 'subject' that utilizes two mediums I thoroughly enjoy. I will continue to cleanse the palette playfully and with form.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

A Matter of Time

"A Matter of Time"

I was told that my grandfather was a candy maker and perhaps that was so when he arrived from Greece to the U.S.

However, at the time his image was captured, he was working on a railroad. His foot was injured so severely that it tore open his shoe. He eventually died from the injury.

We never met... until now.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

"The Performance"

"The Performance"
(they played the Choo-Choo Boogie)

Well...if you live in and perhaps around my town, you know this
happens now and again under the bridges of Barrett & Nobottom Roads.

...everyone is usually there when it does.

My make-believe parents wouldn't have missed it for anything! ...even my little self and
my little chum were able to find room to watch.

It is usually very crowded.