Ah. After turning my back momentarily on still life and anonymous people, I find I am embracing trees. Tree hugger me. But there is a reason. We went thorough such a drought from hell last year, that Houston lost tens of thousands of trees. Pine, magnolia, oak, all kinds. The Lost Pines of Bastrop burned black and seared until there was nothing left. And like a lot of people who count on nature to lift their spirits in these difficult times, I found myself in something of a deep blue funk. Trees are being replanted and for that we are supportive and grateful. But, it will be a generation before our parks are restored to what they were. There are, to be sure, lots and lots of trees in this very green town, but now there are also many empty places in between. And the rain has come back.
So. Painting trees, fish, insects and birds is restoring me. Looking for serenity I guess. And it's working.
The web pages of some very good artists.
- roger lee's sculpture
- professor art, reflections on life and the creative process
- mark adams
- somethings i think about- annell livingstone
- harry stooshinoff
- banner mountain textiles
- katherine treffinger
- cecilia levy
- andy feehan
- mallory arts
- andre fromont
- richard russell
- susan rudat
- michael rohde
- HJ bott
- made in mississippi
- lydia bodnar balahutrak
- tim glover
- kelly moran
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Just saw Olivia Newton John on the bbc Graham Norton show. I have to spout. He is so funny, do love him. But. Much comment on how great...
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- Gail Siptak
- 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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