Painting During Covid

Apparent to me that Covid was part of nature, I began painting what I call “Weird Nature”. Bird imagery which I often use, now becomes invaded by wolves. Even without wolves present, birds start to show their meaner sides; by catching fish and insects; even eating snakes. 

As time passes, the Covid state of affairs becomes more familiar. Yet I am not living my life as previously. Rather, I am staying safe and at home a lot. Less fearful of imminent death but stuck in time without much external feedback. 

Paintings of pattern emerge as a refuge. Following the internal refuge of colorful pattern, scenes inside my home and the park near my house fill me with unexpected appreciation so I paint them. Many moons in strangely colored skies refer to a timelessness above. Similarly, unplugged light sources which are nonetheless illuminating, hint at a benevolent agency which exists, as if by magic, even during Covid.

“Interior Light” 2021 Acrylic 14 x 11″
“Yellow Road” 2021, 12 x 12″Acrylic
Detail “Lake Temescal” 2021, 12 x 16″
Detail “My Room in Oakland” 2021, 12 x 16″
“The Measure of Sadness”, 2021, 12 x 12″
“Me and My shadow” 2021, 36×36″, Acrylic and pencil
“What’s Going On?” (Covid, California wildfires, RBG passing, election…help!)
36 x 36″ acrylic and mixed media
“Birds on the Vine”, 2021 48 x 36″
“Wolves and Birds 1″ (Coronavirus times) 2020, 36×36”
“Wolves and Birds 2″ (Coronavirus times) 2020, 36×36”
“In Deep Water” 2021 36 x 48″
“South Entrance to Lake Temescal” 24×24″
“Birds and Flying Fish”, 2020, 12×12″
“Birds on the Edge of the Fish Bowl” 2020, 12×12″
Untitled (Going nowhere during Corona times), 2020 36×36″
“Birds Catching Fish, Birds Catching Insects” Weird Nature Series, 36 x 36″ Acrylic and Pencil
Hawk Eating Snake. Weird Nature Series, 2020, 12×12″
“Lone Bird” 2021, 12×12″
“Interconnected” 2021, 36×48″
“Climbing” 2021, 48×36″
“Flowers, Leaves, Vines”, 2020, 36×36″

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