Little Pieces

Posted Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 @ 12:27 pm by Kathryn
Categories: Arts, Journal, Nature

While I work on a larger canvas, sometimes I take time off from it to let my creative intuition develop. Yet there remains an urge to create. I bought some new paints and media to play with (Golden Clear Tar Gel, pouring medium, glaze, fluid acrylics). Here are three little pieces from recent days.

This first work is based on a photograph my cousin took. The light in the photo was so ephemeral, and I knew I wouldn’t capture that essence. So I went for a bolder look. My father grew up in Plattsburgh, NY, where the lake is. I sent this to him as a gift.

sunset on lake champlain/ 5" x 7" canvas board with acrylic

“Sunset on Lake Champlain” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic

My daughter often suggests names for my pieces, and sometimes I take them! This one is called Autumn Splat. This one is sold.

autumn splat / 5" x 7" canvas panel with acrylic - SOLD

“Autumn Splat” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic

Lastly, this piece! I’m always amazed what a few colors can do: two shades of green, yellow, burnt sienna, black, and white. This work is also sold.

little creek / 5" x 7" canvas panel with acrylic

“Little Creek” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic


Posted Saturday, March 4th, 2017 @ 11:40 pm by Kathryn
Categories: Aenigmas (My Poems), Buddhism, Journal, Nature

Late at night alone
I sit listening
to the tock tock tock
of raindrops dancing rooftop.

The patter of rain
drapes like a blanket
over night’s shoulders —
rhythmic murmured lullaby.

This moment, awake.
And this one. Now this.
This moment too, eternal.

droplets on web

Another Biggish Work

Posted Friday, March 3rd, 2017 @ 1:23 pm by Kathryn
Categories: Arts, Community, Regional

This is my second painting done on a larger canvas. A friend of mine bought a townhouse in the area, which is a big achievement out here in the almost-most expensive housing market on earth. I offered a painting as a housewarming gift. Gradually the ideas of a colorful life and the density and intensity of urban living came to life in this work.

"stained glass city" / 2' x 4' stretched linen canvas with acrylic paint

“Stained Glass City” / 24″ x 48″ stretched linen canvas with acrylic