Time and Distance

Time and Distance
Watercolor, 2011
9 x 10.5 inches (unmatted)
$450
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No beginning and no end.

At the outset of my K-12 Catholic schooling, I learned that god has no beginning and no end.

Night after night, I would lie in bed and imagine going all the way, all the way forward in time until I ran out of patience. Then, snapping like a rubber band, I zoomed back through AD into BC and all the way, all the way... until I grew tired with that direction. Forth and back and back and forth I went until I fell to sleep.

About the same time, I began scrawling my name onto the endpapers of my father's volumes of Arnold Toynbee's Study of History. My father would sit me on his lap and tell me about how civilizations might form, develop (or not), mature (or not), grow old and die.

Mix those things up with choice episodes of The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone and it's no surprise that I've been mulling over the nature and idea of time for most of my life.

So, it wasn't a stretch when I looked at this finished painting and arrived at the title. In fact, I arrived at the title as I looked at the painting upside down.

This is one of the rare paintings that works both right side up and upside down.

Distance and Time while upside down?


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Entrance

Entrance
Watercolor on Lanaquarelle, 2011
8" x 9"
$390 

Time to transform into a new season, new clothing, new mindset.

The cooling air and coming rain feel good and right to me. I don't even mind the coming darkness much. At least not at this point. I feel like I'm riding a continuum and that the seasons are turn, turn, turning faster and faster and before I know it, Spring will be cropping up again.

I do like the entr'acte, though, when the scenery changes and the curtain parts on a new season. There's anticipation and expectation and excitement for the unexpected that just might step upon the stage.

You never know....

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Birthday Flowers

Tiverton Flowers, 1999
Limited prints available
Matted + Backed to 8" x 10"

An oldie but a goodie. 

I've completed my Nunjabi book. There are a few pages not posted but they may be better left so. Now it's time to go through the process of experimenting with new paper. This can take a day or a month. We'll see.

In the meanwhile, instead of sweating it out trying to produce something for the sake of this blog, I'm giving myself a birthday present, reaching into the archives and sharing a favorite.

Anyway, it's an extra busy week... Registration closes for my Online Basic Drawing + Watercolor Course on Thursday, September 15th, (my birthday!) and I have a Nashville in-studio basic workshop this weekend (2 seats still open at this writing). 
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Hidden in the Hills


Hidden in the Hills
Watercolor, 8 x 9 inches

Nunjabi Book I

After weeks of high and dry heat, we're receiving days of cool and constant rain. It's a good change. My garden is happy.

Contracted and cracked in the weeks of heat, the soil is now swollen and overflowing, yet still receiving more rain.

Expanding and contracting. Giving and receiving. Being fertile and laying fallow. Yang and yin. Each partner lays dormant within the other, nurturing and collaborating to create new offspring. It's the nature of the universe.

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