Leaving NYC, I am leaving behind two unfinished paintings, Storyteller and Running Legs. Maybe, I will be finish them this fall. Or maybe, I will do them over in Michigan.
Both paintings are done with oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches
Haiku poems for seven of my paintings were written by Katherine Roth. This spring my “Artists Roundtable” will publish a book that will show these paintings together with other artists’ work
Below are the individual poems that I will now also insert into the earlier posts showing these paintings:
The blue hat knows shadows too
Here the still mind rests
Wolfgang Heitmann improvised music on keyboard, viewing my paintings of Sleeping Bear Dunes and South Manitou.
In this picture, Wolfgang played on a Steinway in Vienna, Austria
Here is our 13 min youtube .
45 cm x 60 cm, oil on maple panel
Artist statement: The Sleeping Bear Dunes are shaped by wind, waves and snow. Their sandy surface shows intriguing textures – parallel ripples of sand, circles from wind-blown grasses, designs painted by glittering shells and black sand. Even their major form subtly changes with every storm. It feels good to greet a new day from the Empire Bluff looking at the Great Lake and Living Dunes. My mentors: Karl Zipser, Painting; Troels Jorgensen, Geometry.
Pete Hamill in “Downtown: my Manhattan”, writes that the colonial names for the Hudson and Delaware Rivers were North and South Rivers to delineate the New Netherland colony.
The last few months, I enjoyed drawing at the springstudiosoho.com.
Here are two of my charcoal drawings
I am grateful to Minerva Durham, my mentor, the director of the studio.