This is titled Eight Left. My parents had eight kids. Placing the eight circles on the left led to the title but also because we are here whereas Dad has gone. Mom is still with us and I've chosen to represent her in most of these paintings as the color pink. This is always the color I think of when I think of Mom.
This one is called Blue (at least for now, another title may come to me that seems more fitting). What was interesting and fun was drawing and writing in the wet paint. Leaving marks with a lithograph pencil left surface texture which I find compelling to look at.
Ike hit Ohio on Sunday evening with strong winds and stronger wind gusts. Trees came down and with them power lines. (one limb fell on my car, minor damage but needing body work) Here in my neck of the woods, we were without power until last night. Luckily we have a generator, we were able to keep our food, and run cold water when needed. We were reading by flashlight last night when we noticed the ceiling fan was on. We did the electricity dance! I would have made a lousy pioneer. At least I was in my own home and mildly inconvenienced for a few days. I would think about people who've had to leave their homes for who knows how long...and it wasn't so bad. Or imagine being in a country at war...where power outages come and go, besides all the other stuff of war that you'd 'live' with. anyway. One day this week I took these pictures of the beautiful sunflowers and Morning Glories in the front yard.
This view is of the east side of the barn where Bob has built a retaining wall. Our neighbors built a barn and the rocks are remnants of the excavation for their barn. Bob has hauled rocks up every night this week using our New Holland tractor. Last count there were 140 rocks, which doesn't include what he brought up tonight. He is Superman! The wall isn't done yet, he has to build up more to reach the level where the concrete floor will sit. Crazy!
Earth Shine is when there is reflected light from Earth onto the Moon. We can see the dark side of the moon in a soft reflected glow.
Earth Shine 10 x 10 oil on canvas
World Inside Out 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
Between Suspension 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
This summer at the AP Studio Art Institue at Columbus College of Art and Design, I started a series of paintings which dealt with the recent loss of my father. Today, I finished the last two out of 12. The workshop at CCAD was a perfect setting for starting this series, because we were provided studio space and ample time to work in it, along with the expectation that we would produce some work. I had plenty to release. It wasn't my intention to create these paintings, but they are what happened. All twelve haven't been posted here, but over the next few posts, I'll finish up.