Worse than Blindness

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn’t there.
-Thomas Hardy

36"x36" acrylic, modified image, DPomeroy

36″x36″ acrylic, modified image, DPomeroy

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Molten Metal

"Metal Ore" detail - full size 24x24 mixed media on canvas

“Molten Metal” detail – full size 24×24 mixed media on canvas

"Molten Metal" 24x24 mixed material on canvas

“Molten Metal” 24×24 mixed material on canvas

"Molten Metal 2", 24x24 mixed material on canvas

“Molten Metal 2”, 24×24 mixed material on canvas

The hardest metal yields to sufficient heat.  Even so must the hardest heart melt before sufficiency of the heat of non-violence. And there is no limit to the capacity of non-violence to generate heat.

– Mohandas Gandhi

What’s Done is Done

Abstract, 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas

The moment I published the previous post, I knew what I had to do.  I painted over the piece.   I hated it.  It was trite; revolting.  Layers upon layers of retrying thickened the  canvas, but I could not make it work.  I was attached to an idea, an image in my head that I could not reveal.  I am happy I covered it.  This is the result. Thus, the psychology of art in process.

Girl in a Tree

In my childhood home, a tree grew in the woods at the edge of the backyard whose large trunk branched gently over a ravine.  It was perfectly contoured for lounging.  And so, I did.  I spent hours in that tree, reading, writing, thinking.

This piece is an homage to that tree and my experience in it.  I call it Girl in a Tree, 45″ x 34″, acrylic on canvas.

detail - Girl in a Tree

Winter Woods

Frequent hikes deep in the woods are paying off in inspiration.

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.  Henry David Thoreau

This piece is a large 5 ft. by 4 ft. acrylic on canvas.  I call it “The Woods in Winter”.  While on one of my hikes last month, a sudden snow flurry hit.  Bonus!  I took a photo.  The painting developed shortly thereafter…..

Inspiration photo: