Thursday, February 23, 2017
First, I want to hear about beauty. I want to know what you love. I want to know what
words of love have been written on your heart - how you could smile at the bold beauty
of a solitary hedgerow campion (flower) in December; how your taste buds might find
sweet delight in freshly dug early potatoes, the way your flesh glows in the summer.
Love creates beauty. I want to know how you create beauty, about the woods and
beaches that you love; I want to know if Bach harmonies lift the top off your head.
I want to know how you suck life into your being and live it, feel it, like sharp air
in the lungs on a frozen, moon-smiling, diamond-clear night, and how your chest
opens to compass the Cosmos. Adrian Rose
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
It has been over 6 months since my last post. But I have been
painting quite a bit over that period. I worked on a series of
irises based on the beautiful crop I had in our garden last summer.
Van Gogh was my inspiration. More to follow on that note in
upcoming posts. I have also been working on a series of trees
and/or forests, as well as a series of non-objective work. This
painting is one from the Newfoundland series. As mentioned
in previous posts, the homes are scattered in all different
locations surrounded by the breathtaking and rugged terrain
of Newfoundland. The bold colours reflect the joy I felt
while visiting this beautiful landscape, but mostly the warmth
and hospitality of the people!