What a great show at the Mary Paxon Gallery tonight in Norwalk!
All manner of mediums were seen including photography, sculpture, acrylic, pastel and oil paintings.
Such incredible artwork!
I am so very lucky to have such talented kind friends.
Congratulations John and Nancy!
This past week I visited the Kelso Sand Dunes and the city of Nipton with my fellow Comrades in Art.
What a journey..what an incredible place of introspection and inspiration.
From this communion will come a series of paintings..Nocturne and daylight work.
To commune with nature and with each other is to be alive.
I left a poem in that place and was given something greater.
We climbed.. soaked in sand.. and wandered through fields of broken glass and rust..
We found the fish..
We drank the wine of us..we crushed the seeds of thought into memory for trees to grow from them
There is life in the desert..thousands of footprints
..thousand of circles made by the wind.
We stepped into the round and found our internal ground.
We were on the moon.
What a great show we had friday night at the Magoski Arts Colony!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported! -EE
I really do love painting at night.
This piece is #3 in a series of evening pool paintings I will be focusing on in the next few months.
Something about the way the light reflects and soaks into the blue green water of the pool feels like the subject is on another planet to me..
The cool and the warm color is something I wanted to show in a composition as being very separate yet the same.
The figure being warm and reflective explains this well as he is partially submerged in the water and has 'become' cool.
In life this has been a great lesson for me..we do not know what it is to be in another persons place until get into the water with them..
perhaps we should try this more often..
certainly our perspective will change
and perhaps our reactions towards others.
November - 2014
A piece painted with inspiration from 'Another Time'.
When I paint a piece it is usually because I have an 'immediate' idea or inspiration.
However, from time to time I will pose figures and quick sketch/save them in order to emote a latent feeling I might want to use in a future work..
That is how this piece came to be.. from past inspiration.
I began to reminisce about the past as I was driving along the freeway this morning...
the very very distant past..as in before you or I..the hills of California got me thinking about what the land looked like before human hands had touched it.
I suddenly became nostalgic about a time I have never experienced before..
it was a very strange..strong thing..
Perhaps when we reflect upon the past and how different things are and have been for others then maybe we will be better able to forge connections between each other today. Maybe we can have empathy for our fellow man simply by 'trying' to understand that which we can never hope to in experience..
I think it is possible. I hope it is.
Below is a poem I wrote a while ago for loved ones lost by distance and death.
It expresses the hope I wish to see in this piece along with the truth.
'You made the small sublime
The bumps and the lines that cross
The space that is filled
Why does time have to exist?
someday I will murder it
but not today..
You are here
lean and luminous
and rising above