Friday, November 25, 2011

Tony's Thanks-giving

Tony brought bread, wine, and a book yesterday when he came for our feast of Thanksgiving.  After M opened the champagne, we paused and Tony read:

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

The wonderful poem is by E. E. Cummings.  Yes, wonderful: how indeed doubt-lifting.

Deer's there, green, blue
Thanksgivng 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Autumn Gold

Here is gold in the early November treeline.
Below is gold in the fields, last year, in late October.  See also ClamorandSense .

And here, below, the Autumn landscape's gold expands, becomes light.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

gold and silver

late October field

This small painting started with much drawing and detail.  Color grew.
I used several fine sprays of fixative between layers.  The fixative darkens the color just a bit and it allows me to add more pigment, more color.