The winter solstice arrives in a few days, yet today there was a respite in the numbing cold here in the mountains. By afternoon I was able to paint outdoors this afternoon: sunshine and River keeping me company on the back deck--if I can get outside to create art, everything falls in place in my universe, at least for a short time. This piece is evolving; as ever, I don't know where it'll take me, but I just stand there and paint the world away, letting colors flow and images appear, listening to birds as River basks in the sun. It's not exactly what you'd call 'normal' art, but that appeals to me even more: I like it so far! It evokes primal swamps, long-forgotten memories, the beginning of time: it'll belong in my "Esto Perpetua" series when done.
This Saturday, December 20, I'll have a holiday Open Studio here at my Art House from 5-8 p.m. Evening is a perfect time to enjoy all the glowing lights and art. This will be my last open studio this year. Free and open to the public!