June 30, 2008

Rhodos on the Porch

The last Fuschia clusters linger in a vase on the summer porch.

Rhododendrons are the national flower of Kashmir, Pakistan, and of Nepal, and the state tree of Sikkim, India, West Virginia, and Washington, USA].

Watercolor & Dyes, 5 x 7, $125.

June 27, 2008

The June Bride

With veil as sail.
Hold his hand and steer ahead...

Pastel, 5x7, $125.

June 24, 2008

The Waiters

Elegant Penguins.
Striking in black & white.
Bows at their necks.
Waiting with wine.
At your beck and call.

Watercolor, 5x7, $110.

June 20, 2008

The Reception

The big talker.
The small-talker.
A glass of red-

a glass of white.

Martinis straight up.

A little jazz.
It's June.

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

June 17, 2008

Summer Breeze

"The summer wind, came blowin in - from across the sea
It lingered there, so warm and fair - to walk with me
All summer long, we sang a song - and strolled on golden sand
Two sweethearts, and the summer wind
Like painted kites, those days and nights - went flyin by
The world was new, beneath a blue - umbrella sky
Then softer than, a piper man - one day it called to you
And I lost you, to the summer wind
The autumn wind, and the winter wind - have come and gone
And still the days, those lonely days - go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies - through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the summer wind."
1965 song, music by Henry Mayer, lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Pastel, 5 x 7, $125.

June 16, 2008

Man at the Wheel

"The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks etching themselves against the sky over the water, then blurring, then etching again and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea."
-Ernest Hemingway

Pastel, 6 x 8, $100.
[corporate commission]

June 13, 2008

A Father's Day

Up on your big shoulders
or Papa, Grandpa,
Father, Daddy, Pere...
Trust is everything.

Pastel, 5 x 7

June 11, 2008

Father/Daughter Walk

Early morning.
The big sandbox.

Dad leads.

Daughter follows.

Both thinking.
About what?

[Vineyard Haven]

5" x7"
Pastel, $125.

SOLD [North Carolina]

June 9, 2008

Ballerina Angels

They limber up.
Angels in tulle.
Keeping vigil while others perform.
Soon they’ll alight onto the stage
and dance to the music of time.

Pastel, 22 x 28
$750. [matted & framed]

June 5, 2008

Travel Memories: Portugal, Fisherman's Wife

While the men are at sea,
the women wait.
Shrouded in black,
protected from the wind-
the worry.
The shoreline; the beach-
their home.

Nazare, or... Gloucester?

Pastel, Embellished GicleƩ print #1,
white frame, [orig NFS], 15 x 20, $295.

June 2, 2008

Travel Memories: Cat's House, Greece


Classical architecture;
ancient history.
Tourists: “Do not touch”
But the cat will.
It’s his home.

The column- his couch.
The sun- his heat.
A privileged king in his castle.

Pastel, framed, 19 x 25