My summer goal is to spend unprecedented time at the easel. I call this project "Operation Summer Strokes." By that title, I am referring to the thousands of paint strokes to be made, and my inability to think of a better s word associated with painting. Anyway...I started today with simple wall lettering I was asked to do for the church nursery. I began and finished today. I spent six hours meditating on Jesus' love for children. As one of those children, I thought of the traits of a small child and the relationship between that child and a loving parent. Thank you, Father, for such a lovely image of my need for you and your fathomless love.
A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.