Wednesday, May 16, 2012

landscape sliding into abstraction

Still looking forward to my first trip outdoors, but in the meantime, I have been working on a small series of abstract landscapes. Here are two of them.  They are in process and I expect to make changes to them, but most importantly, they represent a particular kind of problem solving for me. Cows, kimono and barns are always watching from the wings, just waiting their turn.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bill's chairs

Two recent chair paintings done last summer at our home in Metis-sur-mer. The chairs are always there, on our lawn facing the St Lawrence River, and have been a steady source of inspiration for me for many years. I see them as a still life, set up outdoors in a familiar landscape. I never tire of painting them. The experience is always new and fresh. 

The chairs were built for us, by Bill Pawley, a very good friend. Bill died unexpectedly last week. He will really be missed.