Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pansies part 2

Pansies part 2. Not done yet. I took some time off and went up to the BridgeBetween Retreat Center. It was cold here, but it was way colder there.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


A start for another still life. I am never sure any painting will be what I want it to be. I wonder if paintings are like the stories that authors claim write themselves and they don't even know how they will end. Maybe I should just start painting without any plan and see where I get to.

There was a huge storm, and now that its passed, its a simmering 3 degrees F.(-16C)outside. No more pansies until spring.

Monday, December 07, 2009

December 7, 1941

A picture of the beginning of the attack on Pearl Harbor as seen from a Japanese bomber.
The explosion is going off near the U.S.S. Oklahoma.
Somewhere down there, and I think it's on the Oklahoma, is my neighbor's son.
Its an odd feeling to sit at a computer 68 years later, and find a picture of the precise moment when the life of someone you met and knew suddenly changed forever.

Its Spring!

I found these in a garden center, nestled in the Astilbe.