Here are my September paintings. A few Alcohol Ink Dreamscapesamong some representational oils. When I show both together, people normally don't think the same artist did them. I must have a clone ;)
So much going on in the world. Not much to say this month. Guess the art will need to speak for me. Art speaks in signs and symbols...No one can explain how it happens that the artist can waken to life in us the existence that (s)he has seen and lives through. No artistic speech is the adequate expression of what it represents; its vital force comes from what is unspoken in it. -Albert Schweitzer
Fourteen paintings in July! Focus was flowers with two special requests: a rabbit and a pileated woodpecker. See larger images of paintings atJune Rollins's Gallery
Oils are suiting my schedule. I love how works in progress patiently wait and invite pondering. I also love how by slowing down, I arrive at different levels of awareness. It's amazing how what was not seen the day before is so glaringly apparent the next.
Another benefit of slowing down is reflection. I've been at this for a long time. Seventeen years of painting ebbs and flows and twists and turns. A turning point book for me early on was Julia Cameron's, The Artist's Way.
I've decided to go through her 12 week process again. This will be the 3rd time. Curious to see what happens along the way and where it leads.
My August painting focus: Light and Shadow.
PS: I'm teaching a weekend Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop at John C. Campbell Folk School, March 9-11, 2018. More Info