Wednesday, January 4, 2012

soothing still life

New Starts.  Painted over a partly done canvas and did a large still life.....something I could control, to bring in the new year.  Combining the hills of California and some objects in the studio.  Objects I've painted for many years.  Old friends.  Objects standing in for people.  An avoidance of emotion.  A way to deal with the death of a friend, the end of a year, the prospect of more drought, the calendar turning pages faster than I can count.

Painting soothes the soul, erases the worry, allows my mind to wander in small jerks forward and backward without edit.

More still life for a while I think.




  1. oh gail- hard times- your wisdom shines through it all, one moment and one breath at a time. peace to you through it all.... just know you're in a lot of hearts!

  2. Thank you, Ria. Sunnier days ahead!


swamp, 55" x 29"

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flying fish, 55" x 29"

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I am living and painting in the little town of Houston. A far way from my San Francisco beginnings. I paint what I see of the human condition, be it human, animal or object. The glimmer of humor, pathos, and spirit in so much of what I see is the basis of what I paint.


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