I said "you may not hear from me for a while" and it has been over a month!
The show in Portland went well and we came home to the joy of spring gardening and the sorrow of having to deal with a rental property we own and need to sell. It's been inhabited by too many animals whose owners were unconscious to the damage being done. As we have been cleaning and mowing and trying to decide how to best present this property, I have been thinking a lot about unconsciousness -- ours, the renter's, our property manager's, the country's, the world's. There is plenty of time to ruminate when you are swabbing the decks, but Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth has been helping me make some sense of it.
"Beach Fires" 6x8" oil on canvas SOLD
It's not a new theme for me. Last fall I made this painting of people on the beach enjoying a little campfire, oblivious of the raging wildfire that is about to descend on them. I think this image has power and intend to do a larger painting from it, where it will be easier to see the people on the beach and I can really get into swabbing all the color around.
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