Monday, July 28, 2008

Life's Golden Dance

Our lives are full of golden moments - joys shared with those we love, magical words between friends, and smiles between strangers. It becomes a dance or interplay between souls—moving in harmony, dipping together, spinning about. These bobbing heads tell such a story. The center one looking forward, beckons you to join in. Do you hear the melody?
Oil on canvas
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ladies of Summer

The ladies of Summer move to quiet rhythms. Their petals jostle about like fluffy petticoats on voluptuous women. Dancing uninhibited and partnered with golden skylight, they move to the syncopated beat the wind provides. Can you feel the movement?
Oil on canvas


Sun above, sun below...glimmer of sky peeking through. These petal shaped rays of vibrant gold and orange surround and support the center. The spiraling movements mirror a souls journey through life—reaching, touching, connecting, seeking.
Oil on canvas

Light Bearers

This painting started as a companion piece to the previous posting "Windows of the Soul". Sunflowers lived in my studio for a while - in their normal spot on the still life table...their heads turned from me in such a coy and aloof manner. Below them a bright head screamed for attention. Look at me! She was hiding just beneath the other's sage toned leaf. The entire image was stylized a bit, emphasizing a much happier feeling than the last painting. And the white dove was added upon the suggestion of my student. The entire painting reveals such strong feelings of peace and joy. Does the dominant flower remind you of the Statue of Liberty's torch held upright—imprisioned lightning? 
"Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
(Emma Lazarus 1849-1887)

oil on canvas
24 x 36
Available for Sale $1,700