Here are some pictures of my latest batch of Raku vases based on birch bark from Keene Valley. I actually used a piece of downed birch log from the Trails End Inn to create the texture. I make them intentionally rough instead of trompe l'oeil (fool the eye) because I still want the nature of the clay to be apparent and when you see birch resting on the ground it really looks like this. I also created a tile based on my ink drawing of a forest scene. It came out very calligraphic and abstract. I like it.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
At dawn in Keene Valley I grab a coffee and walk to a small pond where they used to harvest ice in the old days. It's right across from the local school. This particular morning a cloud hovered over the pond and dissipated as the sun rose and revealed the mountains behind. I chose to focus on the cloud before it disappeared because it seemd such an ethereal presence. 11x17in pastel
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Moving Cloud -pastel 11x14in
this is the view from the field at Keene Valley Central School at dawn. I noticed this pinkish cloud rise up in an arc and disappear in the sun.
HIDDEN 12x 24in oil
At Chapel Pond near Keene Valley, NY a fallen tree
lies hidden under the surface like a sleeping giant.
White House, Blue Shadow 9x12in oil