January 2017

"Shooting Star" a new painting.  A couple dancing on a Maine beach under the starry sky. oil on canvas 52 x 48 inches Jen and I dance a lot.  At our beach vacation we like to practice our dance on the open spaces of the beach.  This is "us" but not strictly in a portrait sense, in spirit.  Dancing is magic and I wanted to paint what it feels like more than what it looks like.  

A paradox? A paradox, A most ingenious paradox! We’ve quips and quibbles heard in flocks, But none to beat this paradox! A paradox, a paradox, A most ingenious paradox. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, This paradox. Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and  Sullivan Creating art is not your everyday affair.  You have to take it seriously or you produce garbage.  But on the other hand if you treat your latest creation as a holy relic you will also produce crappola.  So your work has to have all your attention and be the most important thing in front of you and at the same time you have to be willing jump