Blogs I Follow
- Raffaello Palandri's Blog
- SKS Media of London
- Aditix Pictures
- We Listen To Mary Magdalene
- Hung, Drawn and Cultured
- Words and Photographs
- MariAnne MacGregor
- Kadin T. Goldberg
- Alanemartinez's Blog
- because sanity is irresponsible
Yes… it’s a little tongue in cheek. What can you expect from a confused Christian with pagan roots? Or am I a confused pagan with Christian roots? Hell, I’m all verklempt.
Looks pretty, though and where’s the mistletoe?
A Dutch Christmas scene in 1953.
Yes, that’s me.
Sinter Klass and his merry(?) band of slavers
Ready to put me in a sack
Had I been bad.
The image above is a detail of a larger painting which I’ll post later.
Painted at a time of high stress, this type of detailed work helped me through the darkness. Its complicated arrangement of lines and fields of thick paint require a focussed mind… so focussed that the left brain is completely occupied with the design that the right brain is allowed to figure out the real life problems I needed to face. Answers to crisis of the heart do not easily come from logical, linear thinking and the unconscious must be allowed to surface so that primal instinct and empathy may play a part through such meditative undertakings.
Each time (in my life) that crises of a sensitive nature have evolved, such as dealing with sickness or a death in the family, I have gone to similar extremes in my art.
A work still in progress, but the smile is already evident. The dark green I don’t like so much, so successive coats will lighten that considerably. Fiona is 3 months old now but already enjoys looking at my paintings, which, of course, is of great import… there is nothing quite as wonderful as an admiring critic.
A clear day dawning at around -15 Celsius. It seems winter has come a month early here in Perth County. Yesterday, the streamers of snow off Lake Huron made driving a true hazard. At times, I could not see past the hood of my car and that isn’t a good thing, is it?