Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A pair of tonal paintings in Umber and White

Mid October brings the beginning of two small acrylic paintings.






Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Autumn color and gleanings





The pencil drawing of a woman and her cat
from an earlier post.




An abundant palette to choose from,
the colors I find here show up
in the drawing, 
The character and mood in this wild
place, elevate the painting and give
it life.




Calico Asters and the sparrow
live together season after season..
your presence when the earth tilts on its axis and 
the days turn to night early, becomes
reassuring.

I have come to know you a little and you teach me
to let things be as they are.

The aster likes to lean over as her time comes to a close
and I leave her to this, 
for the sparrow uses the
dried remains for food and shelter
when winter comes and
 the snow is deep.



russet, golden and pale dusty green,
curled ends and
sharp shadows invite me
to look close






Raspberry leaves on bathroom floor.

There is no better adornment.

Monday, October 08, 2012

October drawings

Drawing outside over the weekend, October brings women and birds,



 


and a shepherdess comes from the falling leaves.




October, don't leave too soon.