Hi everybody, below is the last piece from Seasons mini-series:
img_3861 This is “Summer”. Unlike my “Winter” painting, I didn’t have a problem doing this piece. Summer is my favorite time of the year. Summer is so beautiful where I live (Vancouver Island). It is warm to hot with no humidity. And the water is gorgeous:
img_3864 In this detail, I hope you can see the thin layers of water atop the sand. This painting is obviously abstracted~ the water and sand does not look like that where I live, but it feels like that.

The sand and sun is all shimmering gold for me:
In the detail below, I tried to capture the golden light of the sun dancing on the surface of the water:

Here is a skewed shot of from the side:
img_3862You can see by the side shot that this piece is not as thickly built-up as other pieces that I’ve done. This is because the subject matter was very straight forward; I did not have to think long about what “Summer” is for me. When this stage of the painting presented itself, I didn’t want to add A thing. Compared to other paintings in this mini-series, it is the simplest and the fastest piece. But in the end, you have to accept when a painting is done.

I am looking forward to summer and I will try to endure the winter as well as I can. Anyone else feel the same?


As promised, here is another one from Seasons mini-series, “Winter”:
img_3854 I had the hardest time with this one. A kind of block~ I don’t know if it’s because I really don’t like winter. As I get older, I don’t seem to handle cold and dark very well.

Anyhoo, for me, the good things about winter are being warmed by a hearth, rest, hibernation and sleep. I wanted to show a blanket of cold over a sleeping earth:
The hard earth below is done with many textured rocks built up into layers:

Over the earth, is a dark stormy sky mottled with forming snow:

And on top of the blanket of cold, through the veil of sleep, snowy sprinkles:
img_3857 The white striations remind me of stitching on blankets.

I hope you like this piece, I am satisfied with its overall harmonious and calming feel despite the stormy clouds.

“Fall” from Seasons mini-series

I just wanted to show you another piece from a mini-series, “Fall”:
I decided to make a mini-series called “Seasons” after a painting I did earlier called “Primavera”:
I chose to show you this painting for the obvious reason of fall being our current season. I used some Japanese red maple seed pods and leaf that I collected some time ago, into this painting:

I wanted this piece to be glittering copper, bronze, and russet hues.
img_3842I added these raised nodules that remind me some kind of seed-forms that fall from trees to buried in the earth to rise later, in the cycle of seasons.

Stay tuned for the rest of the seasons. And have a good weekend.