Color affects everything! My work is about color relationships and the energy that color can generate...paintings on silk and on canvas
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Days of transformation
What have I been doing? I have not been working in the studio and I have enjoyed the break. Whenever I put up a big show, get my studio all cleared and put away, it takes me a while to reenter. I need to put things in perspective and wait until the next wave catches me. So I dealt with getting a replacement title for Mama's car which will pass on to Jonah, my son. I fortunately got my passport in the mail this week (the other one was lost in the mail while I was away. Now that is a whole story I won't get into here!) And I have been gardening, which is work and a joy! I have also cleared my silk painting space and begun that again as the requests were building up. This is a detail on one painted this morning before we took off to the farmer's market for local foods.
It is blossoming time here in these north lands, but earlier than usual by 10 days. This old apple mostly feeds the deer, but so lovely. Jonah came yesterday and trimmed it up. It sits just above the spring which feeds the watercress. I have a most fabulous crop of watercress.
But fiddle head ferns are also fabulous. We were almost too late to capture them this year, but found enough for a week's worth of greens. A magical fern grove as part of our river walk. First time for this location and we were so happy to be there.
Bruce found his walking stick already river smoothed and he also found his magical wizard self as he sat waiting for me to finish my picture taking. He could hardly wait to show me the view on the other side of this rock.
So beautiful, a place which beckons a return. Vermont is such a paradise that once winter passes I almost forget how much winter has its hold on the land here.
This water has forgotten winter and its colors have found their way into my silks.
Amazing because I did these silks before I took that photo....could it be that I saw the colors in the river because I had been painting in such similar hues. Always more to wonder about; well, I have time to wonder. Hope you all have time to wonder too...and maybe even leave me a bit of your thoughts.