Monthly Archives: April 2020


I decided to experiment with semi-abstract painting. My idea was to meld two different natural views by taking the composition from one, and imposing the color palette from another. This one takes the pattern of wave-washed sand and imposes the color palette of Nevada sandstone canyons.


Looking forward

It’s springish here in coastal Alaska, which means a shifting soundscape. Varied thrushes are singing steadily now, and juncos and wrens have stepping up their song output. Our nesting raven neighbors chat with each other and holler mysterious epithets at us.

Some of the sounds I’m most looking forward to haven’t quite arrived. For example, we won’t likely hear the calls of sandhill cranes for another couple of weeks. But I did finish a painting I started last fall, in anticipation of that thrill.

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