“Lake Temescal Expanded” 2022 Acrylic and Mixed Media 24 x 18″
“Lake Entry” 2022 Acrylic and Mixed Media 18 x 24″
“Riding by The River” 2022 Acrylic and Mixed Media 18 x 24″
“Destination Ahead” 2022 18 x 24″ Acrylic and Mixed Media
“Where Path” 2022 24 x 18″ Acrylic and Mixed Media
Paintings 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.
4 replies to “Painting”
i really enjoyed talking with you at Natsoulas’ gallery yesterday
haha, i just saw this. me too. what’s your email so we can keep in touch?
This is aweesome
Hey Jimmy, that’s so nice of you to say so but really it’s more like magic because as you were liking my site I was redoing it and then when I looked at your site I saw that you were at Oxford and I spent some time there so I’m just here wishing you well and hoping that you will get your site up and running so I can see what you do. I write as well and keep a blog. Check it out it goes up and down but it’s my attempt to marry the visual with the text. Wishing you well stay safe and stay lucky