Thursday, March 24, 2011

Daily Painting Practice - something for Japan

I'm almost there. About 98% complete. The cloth still needs work and a few other areas need to be sharpened or cleaned up. Can't help continuing to think about the Japanese people this week. Especially while I work on this painting .
I came up with a name for the painting in the process. It seems appropriate to make this painting a tribute to all of those who have and continue to suffer in Japan,and to all who are working to put their lives back in some kind of order. I find it helps me to remember that beauty can be created even after such horrible events and that  is one of the best parts of our human nature.,, to make beautiful things and share them with others.
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For Miyako
work in progress
oil on canvas

here are some detail photos.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

daily painting practice - Prayers and Thoughts for the people of Japan

Maybe it is my subject matter but I am sitting here in my comfortable studio painting this piece and  I can't stop thinking about what the people in Japan are dealing with.
They need more than our prayers and thoughts though that maybe the first thing we usually do. Find a group and or organization and donate today.
Then  in a month  do it again. As we have seen in the past, these  disasters tend  to get far worse  before they get do what you can....
Work in Progress
oil on canvas