Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thanks for Listening 2015

There is probably no real way to put into words the appreciation I have for the community of artist and patrons I have had the privilege of knowing through this blog. It has been your ongoing support, encouragement and exchange of ideas that have made this venture so satisfying.

For those of you that have given one of my works a home, thank you.
As an artist, there is no greater compliment than to have someone appreciate your work enough to make it their own.
For that I am truly honored.
My sincerest gratitude.

Happy Holidays and have a great New Year.

And to my loving wife, my biggest supporter, my greatest friend, the center of my universe, my inspiration…...
Linda, I could write all day but there are no words written that can fully express my appreciation and love for you.
Happy Anniversary my love.

"If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint."
                                                                              Edward Hopper

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Fall Flowers - Japanese Anemone in Antique Bottle

The shorter days and chilly mornings seem to be of little concern for the fall blooming Anemones in the garden. My wife Linda is busy putting the garden “to bed” with her ritual fall clean up and preparation for next season. Yes, there is a lot of work to prepare the garden for fall and winter. Flowers, herbs and vegetables all require patience and tending to guarantee a healthy vital garden next spring.

There is a real art to it and I can understand why gardeners are such passionate people.  A garden is a fascinating living creation and a creative accomplishment, a kind of living art with all of it's transforming colors and shapes. Linda’s garden has been the inspiration of many a painting and probably will be for many more. I may not know much about gardening, but I am learning something new. I however do know, you have to do the things you are passionate about.

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”
 ― Leonardo da Vinci

Fall Flower Japanese Anemone in Antique Bottle, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches

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