Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Austin Show

Jeff Brailas organized a show called Texas Mysticism. It is at St Stephan Episcopal School, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Art Gallery, Austin Texas.  Lynn Randolph, Jeff and myself are the artists. MM drove and my hip behaved itself with the help of medication. The show is good. Here are some photos.
Jeff, Lynn and Earl
Earl and Jeff
Lynn in front of her portrait of her mother.
We each talked about our work. 
Jeff explaining his paintings.

I am talking about my paintings in front of Lynn's.
Here are mine.
Shaman 1 36x24 2008
Shaman figures reappeared in my work signaling changes. This reminded me of petroglyphs.
Shaman #3 36x24 2008
Skulls, Cactus, Indian/Shaman: old themes.
The Force 38 36x48 2008
The shaman as a fertilizing agent along the waterfalls of the Nambe River above Santa Fe, NM.

Southwest Landscape #21 36x48 2009 : Along the Rio Grande between Santa Fe and Taos
The Wind Above the Tree Line 36x48 2009
An over look in the Sangre de Cristo Mts., NM
Marshmallow Range 36x48 2010
Another view based the Sangre de Christo Mts. NM
Many Artists in Texas are affected by the Mystical Powers of the West.
On the way home we stopped for bbq.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Released from House

A month after the operation the doctor released me, so I drove to Tomball College for the opening faculty meetings. My hip/leg did not like it. I came home and laid down.
The progress of recovery has been steady. Every day there has been improvement. When I do something different I feel it. The next day the body adjusts and I move on.
The first days I laid in bed with pills and an ice pack and drew in my sketch books.
 I was able to set up a studio on MM's dining room table and start to make watercolors.
On the first day I was only able to work for an hour and a half, the next day longer and so on.

Here are some that I made.
The Pleasure of Freedom 11x15 07-29
The Temple of Love, Versailles 14x19 07-29
I responded to Mary Margaret's Paris trip by using post card images she brought back.
Sky Bridge 14x10 07-31
On August 1st. I started making acrylic collages using her Paris images and my painted strips from the studio.

Ponte Alexander III 11x14

Temple of Love, Versailles 11x14

Notre Dame 18x18
I took pictures of the making of some. Here is The Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower 14x11
Here is another series of Sacre Cour.

Sacre Cour 14x11
After the paris Series I continued with the Scrap Series. Here are a few.
Scraps #10  10x10
Scraps #11 16x16
Scraps #12 12x12
Scraps #13 10x10
Scraps #14 16x20
Scraps #15 10x10
Scraps #16 10x10
Scraps # 19 6x6
Scraps #21 9x12
Scraps #22 9x12
A week ago I went back to my studio. MM dropped me off and picked me up. I did another collage. I used a painting based on a photo I took in on a day trip to the island of Capri. This man was waiting for customers as the boat pulled in. I finally found a place for it.
Capri 24x18
After a month of limited choice of size, I wanted to do something large.
Indian Head Falls 48x60