|"Burro In Harness" , mixed media, 18 x 12"|
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
|"By Summer'sEnd" , mixed media, 18 x 18" copyright 2017|
There have been so many horses that have come into our life over the years. Some we bought. Some we were given and some were born into our arms. With horse ownership and the love of the horse, comes a lot of responsibilities. I think that when we accept the horse into our life we owe them a promise of security and care for the rest of their life. In this painting I was thinking about that responsibility and hopefully I have captured it metaphorically. The end of summer....a season , a era ending.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
|"Left Behind" , oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 10 x 10" ©2017|
In the winter , while on a walk with my JRT Nell, we came upon this robin's nest that lay on the cold snow. One blue egg, left behind for some unknown reason, lie still in the nest, unbroken. I carefully carried it and its nest back to my studio. I love doing paintings of different nests, and I loved how this nest had the terre vert colored moss woven into its beautiful structure. I will always wonder why this egg never hatched and why the nest fell where Nell and I saw it...as if it was meant to be.
Friday, June 30, 2017
|"Scavenger's Spoils" , oil , 6 x 6"|
Two robin eggs were left after the farm birds had started thinking about leaving for the warmer south, as summer announced it departure last year. I kept the nest and the forgotten eggs in the studio, planning on future still life works. It has taken me this long to 'get my act together'.
New eggs have been started since this years arrival of our farm's robins. Life goes on. A new summer has just started too, along with all the promises it brings. Something old. Something new. "Scavenger's Spoils"
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
|"Back To The Barn - Four Up" , watercolor , 9 x 20"|
Another watercolor finished of four in hand a turnout seen at Acadia. I can't get enough of them....the power of four horses put to a carriage. So beautiful. This team was almost back to their barn at Wildwood Stables, in Seal Harbor, after being out for a long drive on the carriage roads. So much detail to depict in such a scene....and always the question about what to actually put into the painting and what to leave out, to leave to the viewer's imagination. I think there is just enough detail in this work to capture the beauty of this handsome team.
This painting is now being offered unframed.