Well, this is it - the last winter painting I will do for 2015/16. It's become a tradition. Don't know why. Guess I'm giving myself permission to look ahead and imagine a spring less winter-like and more springish.
It depicts some of the fireworks that have been occurring in the skies this past winter. Between brilliant full moons and northern lights, we've had ourselves one heck of a light show.
Another Last Winter Painting • 8" X 8" framed to 12" X 12"• $250
Well heck, there's another storm coming - and it ain't going to be rain. I was reminded of watching storms move during the summer while sailing.
There's nothing more mesmerizing than watching a line of rain make its way across a large body of water. It's distracting as the impending storm slowly conjures itself up and over your head, quietly whispering itself closer, thinking you won't notice.
So peaceful and haunting, and beautiful - all of those positive ions flitting around you in the air, tingling your body, and making your hair stand on end, is also unerving as other-worldy colors and ominous forms continue to loom and brew overhead. And although there's an aspect of suspense that can be exhilarating for adrenaline junkies like me, you know when it hits, it's going to be absolutely terrifying in the end.
Storm Coming • 8" X 8" acrylic framed to 12" X 12" • $250
I've loved barns for as long as I can remember. It may have to do with the simplicity of the building's lines, or with the animals they house. Maybe it's the way of life they represent. To this day, there aren't too many barns I can walk or drive by without thinking about how they might translate in to a house.
We passed this pretty little thing on a walk up through the village center in Buck's Harbor on a beautiful summer afternoon last summer. Though it certainly would make someone a fine home, I've witnessed how unbridled zoning can destroy a neighborhood on Munjoy Hill. I've now decided that there ought to be a law passed that mandates all barns, and the farms they're a part of, continue to be a home for farmers and vegetables and fruits and cows and horses and chickens and pigs and donkeys and tractors forever.
Buck's Harbor Barn • 8" X 8" acrylic framed to 12" X 12" • $250