Orchestra

Orchestra, oil on canvas, 5 x 4 feet

My son, a linear thinker, looked at this painting and says he sees an orchestra. Others see waves. Some see people clapping.┬áMe? I see a chance to explore the calligraphic strokes to create imageries. I have no preconceived ideas of what a painting will convey when I start one. But if it touches someone, then I’m touched.

Creation

Creation, oil on stretched canvas, 5 x 4 feet

One of my first largest paintings sold after graduating from CSUS. I was told that a dinner guest, a young boy, was awestruck by this painting that he stood in front of it for the longest time. Something that he normally doesn’t do. He said something like that it looked like creation. So I renamed it from “Smokey” to “Creation”.

Someone saw a figure with hands. . . I see a turbulent swirling of emotions not quite settled.

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