Sunday, March 14, 2010

Four more Paintings

Mind's Eye
16.5" x 10.5"

Veiled Bride

21.5" x 6.5"

On Eagles Wings
15" x 6"

Be Thou
24" x 7.5"

A Light in a Dark Place
I have been quite amazed at how fun un-distracted painting can be. I like to close my eyes and think of the first sensation that comes to my mind's eye. It is light, pure light. It glows and burns away the dross of life. This morning I had another reminder of new life when I stepped outside. In our part of the world, a robin's breast is the first sign of spring. There the Robin was.

Nigeria Alerts Me
But I have been thinking about Nigeria...the ongoing genocide. What do Nigerian mothers wake up to each day? Is there a sense of gloom that hangs over them, as they wonder if they will be the next target?
Because of that, I am thinking about figures again in my landscapes. Figures as living souls, how do they rest in a world shaped by dichotomies?
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