Archive for October, 2009

The Clouds Look Different Since You Died

October 28, 2009

I hope using the 2nd person in the title doesn’t seem too over dramatic.  I really like the idea of “the clouds look different” and needed to add a dramatic time element to make sure that I was not referring to the current clouds but the continuous clouds or something like that.

Through the course of this painting I have really enjoyed exploring how closely clouds and continents look.  That seems important.  Clouds are ever changing but (sometimes for me at least) it is easy to feel they always look the same or not even notice them because it seems like they are the same clouds from yesterday.  Sort of like the continents, which in our lifetimes will pretty much always look the same even though they are always changing.  Two seemingly permanent things that are not really permanent at all, one hard to think of as permanent the other hard to think of as not.

At this point I still really like the bands of color/bands of no color.  A sometimes think of them as rivers but they are much more.






Someone Must Have Said This Already, That Death Looked Like Geese and We Looked Like Death

October 20, 2009


I am not sure how a title this long will display, but I don’t have anything else to add.

One (One Hour) Wash Latter

October 13, 2009


Finally!  This one is almost done (well, really it could be done, I just have to look at it a little longer to be sure and to see if it needs anything else).  I will take some better pictures, and some details, give it a title, and talk about it.

Held by Breath

October 9, 2009

I’ve had a few rabbit disasters, and while the pegasus open things up, I am not as confident.  Still plugging away at the larger painting.  I think I will be pretty excited when it is finished.