Three paintings submitted to Cathy Boyd’s “Food Glorious Food” exhibit. Two sold “Small Potatoes” and “Winter Picnic”. “Dinner for Ryan will be going to Harmony & Ryan’s camp.
Indian Paintbrush, oil on wood panel, 8 x 10
Hibiscus, oil on wood panel, 6 x 6.
Low energy this winter yet managed to paint a few flowers. These two are at Cathy Boyd Fine Art Gallery in Midland. She has a special wall for us fledgling painters.
8″ x 10″ Oil paint on Birch panel
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the AGO in Toronto April 26, 2018.
The 60’s were an explosion of creativity, protest, civil rights and war. Yayoi was right there in the heart of it all from Japan to New York city. She was born in Japan 1929 and still paints in her studio every day. Here are a few quotes from Yayoi Kusama.
“Self-destruction is the only way to peace”
“Stop nuclear bombs and wars, now/Live your shining life/forever eternally/I sincerely hope that you would view the works I have created with my utmost strength. Let’s sing a song together in praise of humanity facing the universe.” (2011)
Letter to President Nixon, (1968)
“Our earth is like one little polka dot, among millions of other celestial bodies, one orb full of hatred and strife amid the peaceful, silent spheres. Let’s you and I change all that and make this world a new Garden of Eden.
“Let’s forget ourselves, dearest Richard, and become one with the Absolute, all together in the altogether. As we soar through the heavens, we’ll paint each other with polka dots, lose our egos in timeless eternity, and finally discover the naked truth: You can’t eradicate violence by using more violence. This truth is written in spheres with which I will lovingly, soothingly, adorn your hard masculine body. Gently! Gently! Dear Richard. Calm your manly fighting spirit!”
Materials: oil on leaf covered canvas 12″ x 16″
A beautiful water plant with an uninspiring name. You will find Pickerelweed in lake and river edges throughout Northern Ontario. Delightful purple flowers with distinctive arrow point leaves. This one was in Bell Lake, Killarney.
Materials: Oil on paper covered Canvas. 11″ x 14″