Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Moon

"Thanksgiving Moon"
Oil on Wood
Available for sale on my website.

Amidst avalanches of bad news, there was the moon, rising over Angel Island, spreading its soft light across the water and lighting up a lavender sky. It was a small moment that stayed with me all weekend as we bathed ourselves in Thanksgiving, just the two of us, savoring our quiet time together in the natural world. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sonoma Glow

"Sonoma Glow"
Oil on Wood
Available for sale here.

I kid you not. Highway 12, Sunday late afternoon, just as the sun was setting, passing by Kunde vineyards. A sight to behold and to hold onto for a generous dose of natural beauty.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sonoma November Sunset

"Sonoma November Sunset"
Oil on Wood

The return of a crescent moon to the Sonoma sky last weekend was a welcome relief from the woes of life on earth. Peace and calm and quiet beauty filled the air as it did some months ago inspiring "Sonoma Summer Sunset."

"Sonoma Sunset Diptych"
Oil on Wood

Together belong together.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Self Portrait 11-18-15

"Self Portrait 11-18-15"
Oil on Wood

Your comments regarding "Self Portrait 11-12-15" have been duly noted. (Bobby, Lindy, Lee, Sisi, Judy) This is a little more me, but like everything else about me, it is still a work in progress.  

My mood was elevated today by Janet Cardiff's "The Forty Part Motet - A Sound Installation at Fort Mason Center," which I attended with a friend preceded by lunch at Greens.The setting, on a glorious, sun drenched day by the Bay would in itself have warranted the trip. But the music experience is sublime, and to share it with a friend amplified the pleasure no end. Don't miss it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Olive Branch Bouquet

"Olive Branch Bouquet"
Oil on Wood
An olive branch is a powerful symbol. At this moment we need a whole bouquet to quell the fear and anger and sadness that has descended on the world. Gathered from wild olive trees in Sonoma, these branches grow across our meadow, helter-skelter, all on their own, bearing fruit despite the odds. Life goes on. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Love Lives

"Love Lives"
Oil on Wood

The Promise of Love. Forever.
It was the best possible antidote to the darkness that shrouded the world this weekend.
They light the way back to optimism.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Self Portrait 11-12-15

"Self Portrait 11-12-15"
Oil on Wood

This is headed for the Biography section of my new website which has been a long time coming and is not yet complete but is at least up and running, words which could also be applied to me. 
I ventured out into the world this week, meeting an old friend at Paul Thiebaud Gallery where Wayne Thiebaud's recent and less well known paintings inspired the daylights out of me. I am still thinking about the beauty and haunting quality of "The Ballroom Couple" and "Blue Bottle." Then there is the simplicity of "Orange Flower" painted this year. The man is 94 years old! Dedication and spirit and doing is everything. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Back To Health with a Yellow Bouquet

"Yellow Bouquet"
Oil on Wood

After a little hiatus, I am back.
Available for sale here.