Thursday, January 19, 2017

Barack Obama, You Will Be Missed


Barack Obama, You Will Be Missed
Oil on Wood
8"X10"

Your grace. Your integrity. Your humanity. Your sincerity. Your modesty. Your humor. Your intelligence. Your smile. Your family. Your optimism. Your cool.
Barack Obama, you will be missed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Into Richter's Woods


Into Richter's Woods
Oil on Wood
8"X10"

Wandering around SF MOMA yesterday all alone and then with a good friend was good for my frame of mind. Seeing groups of small children engaging with art made me feel hopeful. And the constant motion of figures ebbing and flowing through galleries was like a never ending dance, giving scale and meaning to monumental paintings. 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Entering Stella's Space


Entering Stella's Space
oil on Wood
 10"X10"
Available for Sale Online HERE.

To escape the real world, I took myself to see "Frank Stella: A Retrospective," at the de Young Museum last week. I remembered exactly where I was in my college library thumbing through "ArtForum" magazine when I first saw Stella's paintings which were catching everyone's eye at the time. Knocked my socks off. New rules. No rules. It was the 60s. Anything was possible. It was inspiring then. And it is inspiring now. It was just the blast of light I needed to give this dark time a little perspective. Never give up Hope.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Stop. Look. and Listen.


Stop. Look. And Listen
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

It's been a wet week. Rain. And so much more. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Rain Returns


The Rain Returns
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

The rain returns, and with it a ray of hope for the future. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December Morning


December Morning
Oil on Canvas
24"X18"

Today is the Solstice

"Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night."
"No matter where you live on Earth’s globe, a solstice is your signal to celebrate." 
So says Earthsky.org

Good advice.
Despite everything, it's time to lighten up.

I am surrounding myself with friends and family, being extra kind to absolutely everyone, and focusing on glimmers of hope. 
Let the light in, what little there is.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Letting the Light In


Letting the Light In
Oil on Wood
12"X12"

Being in touch. With family and friends, and making contact with everyone I encounter. Embraced by my community, small kindnesses greet me at unexpected times. A faint rainbow flickered on the horizon last week during a light rain. I am holding on to hope. And beauty. And goodness.