From the Shallows

TM9654 From the Shallows 16×16 oil on panel

An intimate little view of grasses sprouting at the shallow end of the pond. I found this painting when I was cleaning up for open studios – it wasn’t finished, though I had started it years ago. Sometimes it takes a long time to figure out what a painting wants to be. With much more experience now, it was easy to put the finishing touches to it.

Along the Way

TM9547 Stopping along the Way 7×7 oil on paper

It’s hard to imagine how roots can penetrate the cracks enough to get a hold, let alone grow. And yet there are trees here, even if there is a limit to their eventual growth . Which makes me wonder, am I looking at an old but stunted tree, or a sapling?

Notes from an Overcast Day #1

TM9540 Notes from an Overcast Day #1 7×7 oil on paper

Heat waves – summer is not my favorite season. Being somewhere else helps. This small memory painting from a COOL day on the coast is one way of coping. Cool sand, an obscured sun, and an invitation to go for a refreshing walk. It’s where I will pretend to be today. And I’ll think about what to paint tomorrow. Enjoy.