Friday, April 21, 2017
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
This is a portion of a larger painting ( 48 x 36) based on a theme I have revisited many times.
Quite a few years ago I went on a journey around Haliburton with my daughter Angela, her
husband Doug, Doug's mother Marie, his sister Elizabeth and Sue. It was a studio Tour. Up
on a very steep hill was a home that didn't have electricity or running water. They grew their
own food. In the garden were the biggest sunflowers I ever saw. They were over 7 feet tall
with huge heads. This painting is a composition made of many of these flowers. A beautiful
experience. This is not complete but will be for the Durham West Studio Tour of April 22, 23rd!
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