Tuesday, May 9, 2017

NEW SHOW LandscapeSehnsucht at the Imago Gallery in Warren RI

May 11 to June 11. Artist reception is May 12. For more details the Imago website is here.

Paul reminded me of the German word Sehnsucht and how it fits this new series of paintings.

Wilkipedia snatch-
Sehnsucht is a German noun translated as "longing", "pining", "yearning", or "craving", or in a wider sense a type of "intensely missing". 
Some psychologists use the word sehnsucht to represent thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. It has been referred to as “life’s longings”; or an individual’s search for happiness while coping with the reality of unattainable wishes.

CS Lewis wrote about the longing often.
“That unnameable something, desire for which pierces us like a rapier at the smell of bonfire, the sound of wild ducks flying overhead, the title of The Well at the World’s End, the opening lines of “Kubla Khan, the morning cobwebs in late summer, or the noise of falling waves”.  -CS Lewis

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Goodbye 2016

The idea I keep embracing that pushes me out of bed every day, is art gets us through the very worst of times. 

I've put my lovely pale yellows, pinks and blues aside for awhile and I can't stop with the deep blue. 

The cello of deep blues

Indigo, Cobalt, Cerulean, Linen, French, Lattier, Phthalo, Provence, Royal, St. Remy, Ultramarine and Turquoise Deep. 

Maybe I'm in mourning. 

I keep craving the lakes in Maine I visited as a child, Pemaquid, Biscay and Damariscotta.

I'll give it some time. I have a few more of these I'm working on.

The serene and innocent Pantone picks for 2016 
don't seem relevant anymore.

Pantone is putting its money on a very hopeful green for 2017.

Those picks from Pantone always seem awkward at first, 
then they find their way into our hearts,
attitudes, clothing and dishes.
So I
'm going give PMS 15-0343 a chance. 
And of course, green is next to blue on the color wheel.