Welcome to my art blog where I post recent photos of my work and journal about my life as an artist. Although I spent my early childhood in the Catskill Mountains or New York, I now live and work in Tulsa Oklahoma. It is from my early life in the mountains that I developed a love of the natural world which now includes vast prairies and endless skies. My goal is to see and respond to the beauty that I find around me with a paint brush, paint and canvas.
This idea has been rolling around in my head for a while. Out here in Oklahoma we live with both of the "creatures" in this painting. It is a perfect example of the push and pull that human beings have struggled with for centuries.... nature VS human comforts....some who take too much, and those who pay for it....those who learn from the past, and those who repeat it.... sustainability VS depleting our gifts..... honoring our gifts and using them wisely, or not.... I could go on but ultimately it will be you, the viewer who gets to interpret the story. Notice too that there is a storm brewing in the back ground.
Below are the beginnings and nearing completion of the painting. I need to sit with it for a week or so and then will finish it.
a week later.... It is finished and sent to the new art gallery in town, The Artery.