Tuesday, September 21, 2010

At our little local Labor Day Weekend show, I sold Island Winter (framed watercolor on paper, 8.5x11") and the companion poem; also three matted watercolor sketches and a matted pigment print photo.

Island Winter

A Winter's Walk

Our footfalls fret against the unplowed way
As under a lifting sky we go to walk.
The fragrance of our wood fire lures us back –
In from the wanton freshness of the day.

Our snow-bound bay rests easy on the eyes.
The muted crystal-clicks of salty ice
Breathe not a whisper here of freedom’s price –
But raise the siren song of freedom’s prize.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back into Art Mode after a summer cruise with more adventure than we would have liked. We high-tailed it out of Gloucester, motor-sailing back to Branford, CT, in 2-1/2 days. "Earl" ended up passing us by here in Connecticut, but it's nice to be home.

My first agenda was to pick up my paintings from the Davis Gallery and prepare for our local community art show tomorrow. I will be showing just five framed works, plus some matted works in my "sale" bin. But my energy is building to complete paintings begun before we left, and some new ideas are evolving. I'm thinking I want to explore working in earth tones for a while. Maybe I'll pursue that in this week's plain air outing.