It feels so satisfying to bring paintings to completion, the multitude of little drips and details, the compositions, colors, textures, flow and glow and expressions – right down to my squiggly signature. Finding the right title is fun too – Unwilding, Periphery and Hinterland – thanks to author and friend Christy Ann Conlin for playing the name game with me!
I have a little rose garden blooming in my studio, all Edens. I’m glad I managed to take a little snap as several have sold already! Also seen here is one of the many fabulous demitasses that my friend (and children’s former pre-school teacher) had given me as well as the painting it inspired by it (that I will be giving to her as a thank you gift for the treasure trove). The canary, from Montebello Road in Campbell, is a future model for one of my Birds and Teacup paintings. More details about the paintings are listed in my Portfolio under the Flora subheading.
Lots of time to waffle on a title for this quadriptych as I try to claw back some time time in the studio! I see these leucistic deer as liminal figures in a dormant California winter landscape that is cut through by a highway – traces of which have caught the deer’s attention as the headlines of an oncoming car approach.