Monday, November 12, 2012

In my "studio" (aka corner) there's been some experimenting going on.........with new ways of mixing and manipulating my paint.  Sometimes I thin it to an ink-like consistency. The painting below comes from that magical somewhere between a childhood greenhouse memory and a victorian conservatory I saw in a dream.

The painting makes me happy. 

I call it Flowering.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Monday, November 5, 2012

 

It's been a while between postings. Here are a few new paintings. I will be taking some to Otis Library in Norwich on November 17th along with some of my limited edition wooden Christmas ornaments for their Holiday Sale. I also have work at Gallery On The Green in Canton and The Artists' Path in Litchfield.





                                                                       
                                                                          Psalm

                                                                          30x40





Then I went from kind of big paintings to pretty small ones.............it's fun to switch it up.








                                                                 In The Beginning

                                                                           6x6




                                                  

                                            
                                                                    Sail Away 


                                                                        5x7










                                                                 Beach Stars

                                                                
                                                                      5x7







 
 
Sea Current
 
5x7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


                                                             Morning Stars Together

                                                                        5x7








                                                                     The Shepherd


                                                                          5x7






 
 
 
Meteor Shower
 
5x7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

                                                                  Pond Autumn


                                                                         6x6








Tuesday, September 4, 2012

 
 
 
 
 
The 30 x 40 painting I call A Poem God Made is hanging in The Artists' Path Gallery in Litchfield. I inadvertantly deleted the July posting of it. Here it is again............
My last posting was two months ago! I have been painting (but making photographs of my work....not so much). A week at Cape Cod reminded me I have salt water in my veins. Days on the beach plunked the idea for this next painting into my head. Like A Poem God Made, it is 30 x 40 inches. While I  was working on it, I realized I'm really happiest when I have one of these " imaginary-landscapey-primitives" on the easel. (Which I do right now!)










                                                            The Fullness of the Sea












Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Every morning after I read from The Oswald Chambers Daily Devotional Bible and pray, I write in a journal. This is what I wrote on February 12, 2011................



It is not a coincidence that certain readings appear at certain times. Or perhaps certain readings just zing into my understanding when God knows my understanding is ready--like planting. Jesus talked a lot about planting, seeds, and soil.

I think now about waiting for the ground to be unfrozen and kind of warm enough. Certain plants are cold crops and can be planted in very early Spring. Cabbage for one. And radishes. Peas go in early too. My dad used to plant peas on Saint Patrick's Day--but that was in warmer Westport.

Anyway....my mind soil and my heart soil have been thawing......thawing. So God is placing the seeds of His Perfect Word into me. My visual self imagines a finger from heaven pushing, oh so gently, on each seed as it is placed on the surface. I should paint that! The strongest hand in the universe planting the tiniest seed with gentleness beyond comprehension. O, dear God, thank You!






Just about one year later.....this painting happened.


                               Plant Your Word Down Deep

                                                                      16x20


                                                                      $100.

And my journal entry continued..................


My most favorite job in the greenhouse was planting seed trays and cell packs--bazillions of them! Sometimes a sprinkle, but often one seed was put in each cell. And I loved looking each day to see what had sprouted. I was literally touched at the sight of a yellow-green seedling half in and half out of the potting soil---pushing a weensy clump of soil above its head so it could get to the light.

All this reminiscing is helpful to underscore what I am experiencing daily in the readings from the Bible, from Oswald Chambers and T. Austin Sparks, and other daily Christian readings. I am not surprised, but I do acknowledge how very aware I have become. How I am growing. Thanks be to God!






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More paintings coaxed onto this blog by Moore. The reason she gets to "coax" me is because she has just created a beautiful book--
                                  Latebloomers Volume 1: Claudia Wood Rahm.
Which may be ordered during my Warren Library exhibit --March 10th through April 14th.
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I have already posted a lot of the paintings I made since the Litchfield show in September. Here (I think) are all the rest.







Pentecost

18 x 24

$250







                                   
                                              The Darkness Tries To Hide


                                                                 16 x 20

                                                                     $150








                                   


                                           High Places

                                                                   30 x 40

                                               $ 300

                                         







                                                    Green Cathedral

                                         18 x 24

                                             $200









Tidal Pool II

24 x 30

$300










Sing Halleluia, Come On Get Happy!

18 x 24

$ 200








Glimpse

11 x 14

$ 100







It's Raining

12 x 12

$75.

Sold









Jumble

8x10

$ 75.




The Goldfinch Moon

11 x 14

$ 100.

Sold






Relationship

(Four 5x7" paintings)


$100/4















Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The paintings that follow are some of my newest. I'm tempted to say they go from "the sublime to the ridiculous" (who said that, anyway?)


The first is called Beyond, and is a larger (24x36) variation of an earlier work- Above and Beyond.



Beyond

24 x 36


$ 300




This next one is inspired by an Old Testament story I love where God sent ravens to feed Elijah in the wilderness. I call it Provision.


                                                                   Provision

                                                                        18x24

                                                                         250.




Gumbo is the next one. It's right from my sketchbook. It was fun working it out in color.




                                                Gumbo

                                                                            18x24

                                                                             200.



Through It All is an invitation to contemplate what is seen (or unseen) on the canvas. A play on words?.....not so much.





                                        See It Through

                                                                 12 x 24

                                                                   250.

And.....
every so often a painting just blasts out of me and I am as surprised as anyone to see where it lands. Once Upon A Time is one of those!


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Once Upon A Time

12 x 24

$ 150