Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday December 28, 2012 A GLANCE AT THE YEAR THAT IS ENDING

This is the view from my back court.  Taos Mountain, the Mother Mountain, Sacred Mountain overlooking Taos Valley, has disappeared behind the clouds.  Snow has transformed the view.  Three days after Christmas.  I put birdseed out to feed the birds in the neighborhood.  But they are fickle and often find better things to eat.

Near the end of "time"
(Minute, hour, day, month, year)
Sands run quickly
Through the glass
Today, December 28
Very close to the end
Of the year 2012

And what did you do this year
Might be asked
I saw time slip pass me slowly
(Or so I thought)
I worked everyday
In the studio
Completed a series based on still life

A new image of still life

In early spring I began the task of organizing my life's work
My sister Maggie came to New Mexico to help with the work.

I returned to a body of work based on collage

I find as I start a series I have one idea
And soon I begin to think, 
"What If?"

Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new series
Of drawings
(So far this is the only one I have accomplished
But I am hoping in the new year
I will find the time to explore this idea further)

This is a painting based on a nine piece grid

This is a painting based on a four piece grid

When I first came to New Mexico
My work was grids based on the square
I thought that wouldn't work here
After working in New Mexico for 18 years
I realized I could use the grid based on the square
By adjusting the color to include what I know
Of New Mexico

I am now working on a series
Of paintings based on
Geometry and change
This is the first piece
With circles
I found circles
Very difficult to paint

Again I ask myself
What if?

What if?

What if?

What if?

Because of the visual change that happens 
With this composition
When one focus their eyes 
On one part of the painting
We realize 
What we see 
Seems to change
I will be working with it for a while
I think it may be a new form of 

I end this year
With the sands running quickly
Through the hourglass
Never enough time
And I will begin the new year
The same way

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday December 23, 2012

Fragments G&C #139  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments of Christmas past...bits and pieces of memory.  May this year be your very best Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday December 14, 2012 Fragments G&C #138

Fragments G&C  #138  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments G&C Series could be thought of a new form of colorfield.  Of course it is pattern based on geometry.  As you focus on one part of the piece, you become aware of the visual difference throughout the work.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fragments G&C #133  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments G&C  #134  30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments G&C #135   30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

Fragments G&C#136   30"x30"  gouache on w/c paper

This series of work I am calling Fragments G&C, they are made up of small pieces.  Their arrangement is based on geometry and within each piece is graduation or change.  They almost look like a new kind of color field, I never know when I begin what will happen exactly, I allow the change, whether it is color, temperature, value, or intensity.  In some of the works the change happens up and down, in #134 it is from the lower corner to the upper right corner and back again.  And in some of the works the change comes from each side, as in #136. 

Taking time off.....

I am taking some time off from posting on my blog.  I am studying, practicing, have so much to learn....