Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Finally!

I've been confused all season long this year. Christmas day was a casual hike through the woods, and concluded with all of us sitting on the bare, dry hillside out back to soak in the sun and listen to the river roar by. It was delightful, but a bit disconcerting. So I guess I'm relieved that frigid temps and a totally unnecessary wind that is our first snow storm, has finally arrived.

Here in the city, the first snow always creates havoc. Only kids with sleds appreciate havoc. They thrive on it. I have found over the years that it's easier, and a lot safer, to watch the havoc from my window for as long as I can. In that time, I imagine how pretty it is when it snows in the mountains, and in that frame of mind, eventually make my way downstairs with shovel in hand to carve a gully out for my car and me.

Finally! • 8" X 8" acrylic framed to 12" X 12" • $250

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Children on Reindeer

I dreamed that my children on reindeer took flight, and sailed up and over a moon so bright, that I eventually, as should be, lost them by sight. They raced through great snowfields, skimmed rivers and streams, and galloped full speed to mountain top peaks. It was there that they paused and witnessed beneath, their world, at last completely at peace. And they heard for the first time their dear planet breathe, relieved that all wars had finally ceased.
To all you believers, and dreamers too, May The Force and sweet peace be always with you.
Children on Reindeer • 8" X 8" framed to 12" X 12"• $200

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thoughts of Red and Green



It all began with thoughts of red and green. No wonder - the two colors are everywhere during the holiday season, especially here in Maine where the landscape is red and green these days.

But strangely, my mind took a detour from wrapping paper and holiday lights to a memory of Kay's old red barn knee deep in her lush fields up in the foothills of the western mountains. It then treckked east across the state to the Monhegan Island lighthouse that stands guard over the island in Muscongus Bay.  I couldn't choose between the two, these two ways of life, on opposite ends of the state, so I sketched both and discovered how similar they are.

I guess this is my red and green Maine holiday scene for the week. A bit different, but that's the way I see it.

Thoughts of Red and Green • 8" X 8" acrylic framed to 12" X 12" • $200/each

Monday, December 7, 2015

Getting Her Festive On


I stood back, shook my head, and smiled at this painting. It would appear Mother Nature is getting her festive on, in my head!

Getting Her Festive On • 8" X 8" framed to 12" X 12" • $200