This painting will be published in a book ‘Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes’ and also exhibited in the Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI, next fall.
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.
From here I might fly
Above stones and cresting waves
Yet sand warms my feet
Oil on basswood, 18 x 18 inches
The blue hat knows shadows too
Here the still mind rests
oil on basswood panel, 12 x 16 inches
“It looks almost like a landscape”, Chick Powers.
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.
At 7 am in early April 2012, the sun reflected off a building across the Hudson River in New Jersey
oil on wood, 11 x 13 inches
Sunset at the Hudson River on a cloudy day.
6 pm, mid October 2012.
oil on wood, 12 x 24 inches
Springtime in Riverside Park
oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches
9 August, 1:30 p.m., Sleeping Bear Dunes
oil on basswood, 20 x 24 inches
Tourists at Pierce Stocking Drive
Oil on wooden panel, 45 cm x 45 cm
This picture is shown in a juried exhibition at the Dennos museum in Traverse City, MI until April 1st celebrating the museum’s 20th anniversary year.
The ‘seascape’ below was done as a study for the painting shown here.
2011_03; 11×14 inches, oil on panel
In September, this small study was shown in a juried exhibition in Frankfort, MI.
oil on maple panel, 40 cm x 50 cm
Improvised from a photograph taken near Otter Creek in the Sleeping Bear Dunes
Two oil paintings, each 12 x 12 inches
Different forms of meditation, quiet and whirling.
Practicing painting a wave