Thursday, December 31, 2009

Как много, представьте себя, доброты...

Как много, представьте себя, доброты
в молчанье,
в молчанье

"Imagine, just how much kindness
there is behind this silence,
this stillness..."

(from Последный Троллейбус, The Last Trolley Bus, a song by Bulat Okudzhava)

Monday, December 28, 2009


Sergey Zadvorny, the Russian-born basso cantante


Dark furrows against blue, rows of almond trees, white below, stretching back to a gray horizon. Winter fields. Empty rodeo corral with earth embankment, a summer sign or two, fruit stands closed for the holidays--apples, walnuts, peaches, pears--weathered boards pulled over empty shelves. Barn with steep roof, set square amisdt a line of poplars--their narrow dark forms reaching for the sky.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Right Slide

Cardboard a little larger, a little more uneven. Pedazo de pan, the shape of a piece of bread. Un trozo. Not intentional, this--maybe why the shape itself is meaningful. A history of grain.

Ocean painting today, Right Slide. First in a very long time. The surf at Wind n' Sea, or someplace much farther north. Color of water and color of air. Breaking crest...

8-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009


Ya pomnyu chudnoe mgnoven'e...

7-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches