Friday, June 23, 2006

Rift 30"x30", acrylic

This painting from the end of spring, comes from watching the edge between light and dark, dawn and day and later, when I get back to the canvas, twilight and dusk; the colors grew from the weeks of chill and rain yet every plant was turning into its wakeful state despite the steady floods and scant sun. "Rift" seems to describe this sliding of seasons and the final break from the long winter.

New Morning
30"x30", acrylic and copper leaf on canvas

Summer brings a change of palette, a foreign one: green is seldom a color that I am drawn to- perhaps, here in this lush season with rains and sudden sun there is so much of the verdant shade that I inadvertantly rediscovered it.