Sometimes, a song, a passage from a book or a general themed exhibit will venture me into the unknown. Ear worms can be very handy for creating!
Don't Let Your Toe Slip
oil/cold wax on cradled board, 16x16
(or as John Irving wrote: watch out for the Undertoad)
36x18 oil/mixed media with cold wax medium on ripped up old paintings pasted on cradled board
I spent my youth in Northern Quebec and summers in Ontario.
Neil Young’s song Helpless captures the wild beauty of the isolated north.
I close my eyes and can smell the pine needles gently falling on the forest floor – a whisper in the deep
silence punctuated by the haunting laughter of the loons.
All my changes were there.
36x36, oil on canvas
I studied music and the first time I heard the Goldberg Variations I felt as if I was listening to the music of the universe. Bach is so mathematical - yet musical. I painted this piece while listening to Bach's Goldberg Variations.
Pompous Pig or F*ck Trump - SOLD
5x5, oil on cradled board, palette knife
This was one of those pieces I had to get out. I was listening to one of Eminem's raps (...f*ck this...f*ck that...) and I was so ticketed off at Trump. This is what came out.
Only Just A Dream
24x18, oil/mixed media on board
Tribal - Sold
24x24, oil on canvas
This was painted while I listened to Disturb's "Down with the Sickness" over and over.