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

Hazy Winter Moon

Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 @ 11:47 am by Kathryn
Categories: Arts, Buddhism, Journal, Nature

A small piece called Hazy Winter Moon, it’s 6″ x 6″ canvas panel with acrylic.

hazy winter moon / 6" x 6" stretched canvas with acrylic

“Hazy Winter Moon” / 6″ x 6″ stretched canvas with acrylic

February Winter Break

Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 @ 9:53 am by Kathryn
Categories: Journal, Motherhood, Nature

Some years, our family will “go to snow.” Last year there was none, so I took Claire to Los Angeles to look at dinosaurs. This year, despite there being plenty of snow, we didn’t get coordinated enough to go. We don’t ski, and there is only so much sledding one kid and two parents can enjoy. This has made for a quieter, somewhat duller break. Yesterday, Claire and I took a three mile walk in our neighborhood. She was very resistant at first, but after awhile and my gentle insistence, we discovered the joy of being outside. Her eye caught leaf impressions in a concrete sidewalk. We visited a small pond near our house. We played a game where she ran around and my task was to try to get a picture of her. We talked about friendships, and spiritual beliefs, and how to handle frustration. And we got silly. It was good medicine.

turtle pond in winter
sidewalk impressions
claire february 2017
claire february 2017