Saturday, August 31, 2013

40 Years


40 Years
Oil on Wood
12"X12"
September One, 1973. Time Flies.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Diebenkorn Doorway

Diebenkorn Doorway
Oil on Masonite
8"X10"
The very first thing I did this morning having returned last night from Maine was to go to the De Young Museum to see "Diebenkorn, The Berkeley Years." What a show. Inspiring and up lifting.  Big. Beautiful. Small. Sweet. I could have just looked at color. Or. I could have just looked at composition. Or. I could have just looked and looked and looked some more. And the people. One woman dressed in diagonal stripes milled around looking like she had walked out of one of the paintings. If only photographs were allowed. It would have kept me going for years. Put on your yellow trousers and lavender t-shirt and get there. The show ends September 29. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

August Still

August Still
Oil on Wood
12"X24"
SOLD
Wednesday afternoon time stood still. There being not a breath of wind, big boats from the New York Yacht club floated by the ledge in slow motion reflecting our mood. Going nowhere, getting nowhere in particular. Just being here. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August Harbor

August Harbor
Oil on Wood
10"X10"
Available from Gleason Fine Art.

Monday, August 19, 2013

August Race Day

August Race Day
Oil on Wood
10"X10"
August is all about the end. Hurry up. Time is fleeting. That summer would last forever was an illusion. We are already starting to pack and think about what comes next. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

August Glow

August Glow
Oil on Wood
12"X12"
SOLD
Available from Serena and Lily.com
I've been trying new things this week. This painting has been covered over and covered over again. This is where it was left today. But tomorrow is another day. With it will come a better idea.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August Island Tennis

 August Island Tennis 2
Oil on Wood
6"X6"
August Island Tennis
Oil on Wood
6"X6"
One court. In the woods. Surrounded by dark green evergreens on three sides,  bright sky above, and the sound of the sea and fog horns waft up from the Western Way. Generations have learned to play, taught, and played here and the competition can be fierce. Or. Some come for the camaraderie of drop in doubles and to absorb the green and warm light of the island.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August Fog

August Fog
Oil on Wood
12"X24"
After a brief visit from the sailors and a frenzy of activity, they are off again. As they left, the fog settled in, silencing all the busyness, returning me to myself and the beach, and the sweet sound of stillness.

Friday, August 9, 2013

August Beach

August Beach
Oil on Wood
6"X8"
This is for the Cranberry Island Historical Society's Auction Wednesday, 4p.m. Bid early. Bid Often.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Rain

August Rain
Oil on Wood
22"X10"
SOLD
So much for August bringing dry air. Today it rained in fits and starts accompanied by the most beautiful charcoal grey sky and water. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August Comes Ashore

August Comes Ashore
Oil on Wood
14"X14"
SOLD
It's now or never for Summer. July was too hot, then it was too cold. It rained, and the fog lingered for days. Life unfolded in slow motion. August has brought dry air and with it frantic activity. There is a constant parade of boats in the harbor, lots of people coming and going. Fast forward, Fall is on the horizon. Soaking it all in before time is up.  

Monday, August 5, 2013

August Air

August Air
Oil on Wood
12"X12"
A big breeze blew the sailors on their way this morning. I retrieved the car from the boatyard and went to the postoffice to mail a painting to Ohio. Then the car wouldn't start, so Rosie and I had a nice walk home, arriving just in time to watch the ICs race right off our beach. It is evening now. The house is quiet and sweet solitude fills every room. The wind has died down, leaving August in the air. 
Dry. Crisp. Clean. And full of possibility.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Island Evening


Island Evening
Oil on Wood
12"X12"
Friendship, food, and fine wine happen here.