Monday, December 20, 2010

Night Light in NYC

I do not have a lot of words to share today...just pictures of sparkly winter light taken this past weekend in NYC.  The approaching full moon makes an appearance and gives it's reflection of light, peaking over and in between tall buildings and lighted trees.  Tomorrow is winter solstice, the full moon and a lunar eclipse.  It is a big day to celebrate indeed.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Study of light

This time of year becomes a study of light.  The days fly by and moments are marked by sunlight streaming through windows.  Light marks it's way quickly angling rays through rooms in my house, the room in the vintage poster studio where I work, through clouds on the western horizon as I drive home in the afternoon, across fields that are cold and dusted with snow. 

Trees become dark silhouettes in the twilight and at dawn with shades of  blues and purples hugging every angle and curve of their branches and trunks. 

In the late afternoon my house darkens and I light candles, turn on lights, the fire sends a glow through the living room.  I have my Christmas tree up and decorated as of this morning and will enjoy my first evening with it admiring it's colorful lights and shiny light reflecting ornaments.

I finished three paintings last week.  All are studies of light.  I made another lighted doorway study and two are studies of glowing light.  I want to share them with you. 

I'm mesmerized by the radiating qualities of light and fall in love with how light changes and shifts our perception of color.  Light silently passes from it's origin and affects all around it. 

Above is an image taken of the two light studies in my studio.  You can get a peak of where I work.  And finally a closer look at the glowing, radiating orb.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Walkabout this Saturday

Three households on Stage Road, where I live, have collaborated to create a winter walkabout to celebrate our work, our creativity, our industry, our local economy, history and beauty in Cummington, MA.  Above are four postcards showing images that represent who we are and what we do here on our road.  Our group includes artists, designers/inventors, musicians, farmers and cows.  You can park your car and walk our lovely, hilly road. 

I'm so happy to be a part of creating something that brings together community, creates community and showcases the diverse talents of my neighbors.  I wish you could all make it on over for a visit and a cup of soup but I know some of you live far away. 

Here are links to the websites of the participants:
  Leni Fried Designs
  One - Off Hand Cycles
  Radio Free Earth
  Gordan's Fold Registered Highland Cattle

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Mystery

"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist."
~ Rene Magritte

This photo was taken at Mass MOCA from an exhibit called Material World:  Sculpture to Environment  which is on view until February 2011.