Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Snow Study

A 'daily' painting from my hike in the snow last week in New Mexico.
I think a good vacation makes you excited to return to your life. Mine was that and more.
The tapestry artist and my friend, James Kohler, died unexpectedly in March. I said goodbye at his memorial last Saturday. We met when he was a monk at Christ in the Desert Monastery where he began to weave. Premature deaths such as his are so sad. He was a devoted teacher and his students are truly bereft.


Maureen said...

Your study is gorgeous, Randall. It shows so beautifully the inspiration you take from your surroundings.

I offer sympathy for the loss of your friend, who is a loss also to all in the artistic community. Koehler brought such beauty into our world, his tapestries a visual poetry.

David Page Coffin said...

Love it, so spare and vivid. The space and the feeling… Deep!

Sorry about your friend; looks like he had a good life. Be well…

Ruth Armitage said...

What a moving piece. I love the depth of feeling and the simplicity.
Having recently lost a friend myself, I feel your pain. Wishing you peace and comfort.

Jala Pfaff said...

Your snow study is beautiful. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.