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Anguish – 24 inches by 30 inches; acrylic on canvas.
This image came into being of its own accord. It is the way one feels when contemplating great loss; of our loved ones, of biodiversity or changes of life so vast one can not actually comprehend them.
In a time when our culture is changing rapidly and great uncertainties lie in every direction, great distress can prevail with us. In capturing this assault on the senses, one is able, perhaps to step outside of it, to gain some perspective.
Catalogue No. 2301
As They Go By
As They Go By – 8″ X 10″; acrylic on board
This piece uses a gesso under layer to create texture and vibrancy. The yellow acrylic ink stains into the background providing a sharp contrast to the acrylic paint laid on top. Image continues around the edges so appears complete from any angle.
Catalogue No. 2307
Field With Birds
Field With Birds – 24 inches x 30 inches; acrylic on canvas
This was from a day that had started badly for my friend. We were returning home when I noticed this enchanting summer hay field along Hwy 19A on Vancouver Island. We stopped and wandered along its edge sitting in the shadow of the old tree for some time. When we left the day was brighter.
Catalogue No. 816
Winter Walks Here
Winter Walks Here – 10″ x 8″; acrylic on board
Catalogue No. 2308
Energy Rising – 30″ x 24″; acrylic on canvas;
This is based on basic landscape forms from the perspective of smoke or water or streams of energy rising up from the land. It is an exploration into the unseen of the world around us.
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Joyous – 30″ x 24″; acrylic on canvas
Joyous is the second of the Energy Rising series.
Last spring, I had been wading through several books discussing the vibrational energies of musical notes, and then the vibrational energy of different wave lengths of colour. Taking a wander in the woods to clear my head from all those words and ideas, I became aware of all the plants and trees, shrubs, little bushes, fungi and bugs all around me in a riot of vibrational energies rising up through the trees, emanating down from the sun, rippling underground as mycelium.
The first in the series is simply patterns of energetic forms. I find it interesting to look at, but it fell short of the idea that the forest is a myriad of energetic lifeforms reaching up and out.
Joyous is the second in the series, acknowledging the rising life of trees from deep in the roots, the outward spread of life in the vast web of fungi mycelium. The background horizons are actually two curves intersecting as layers of the forest floor.
Catalogue No. 815
Yellow Bands Tall Trees
Yellow Bands Tall Trees – [size]; acrylic on canvas
The first piece (#812) kept morphing and redefining itself for the last five years, as I explored the idea of life energies lifting up. It was only as the work progressed, I became aware of the reference to the forest.
The second “Joyous”(#815), was a much more deliberate exploration of the interconnectedness of life forces in the forest.
The following painting, “Yellow Bands, Tall Trees” (#816) is a move to explore this idea in a smaller canvas, hopefully simplifying the concept.
Catalogue No. 816
4 Salal Flowers
4 Salal Flowers – 36″ x 36″; acrylic
Catalogue No. 821
7 Salal Flowers
7 Salal Flowers – 36″ x 36″; acrylic on canvas
Catalogue No. 820