color yellow

Fire in These Rooms

fireburnswithin

acrylics and collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

Fire burns steadily within, from tiny embers to raging flames. What choice have we but to walk through these rooms each day and face whatever glows and with courage?

Another yellow painting, in the Saturday Muse Group.  The yellow got very hot.  It does that sometimes when there’s too much of it.  The blue comes in to cool it, the black becomes the ashes from the hot fire.

A shack appeared on the wharf, and then one of the students saw the clothes rack.  Lover of surrealism that I am, I couldn’t resist.  It’s so important not to take it too far though.

Balloon Time

yellow

acrylic, collaged acrylic skins on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

balloon tree in the desert

fruit of the drought

new freedom to float, to soar,

to drop down in new places and find footing there

in balloon time the winds set the course

enjoy the ride or enjoy the crash

it’s all the same in the dictionary of adventure

The new Monday Muse series started this week.  The focus for every class will be COLOR.  We started with yellow.  I thought that would be a cheery start, then realized that yellow, because of its light value, may be the most difficult color to work with.  I painted all my different yellows and yellow oranges and golds all over and then got out a sheet of palette skins I’ve been saving and started cutting and tearing.

The balloon shape appeared, inviting a theme of adventure.  All my summer trips are over now.  No more plans for travel this year.  Life is back in a comfortable routine.  But the spirit still soars, still searches for new territories.

If you’d like to join a Muse Group this fall, there are still a couple spaces in the monthly Sat. Group which starts Oct 4 and goes six months.  It meets in my studio in Sebastopol, CA For more information go to my website.