In the days after the election, the best thing I did for myself was to paint on the bank of the Tualatin River with a friend. Only then did I begin to imagine a way forward.
I have ten new 24x26 panels from Art Substrates and think I might concentrate on the river with these. In winter it sure fascinates me as it surges down from the coast range. Our most serious storms happen in November and December swelling this lazy water into a muddy juggernaut.
Long before moving here I read the Barry Lopez prose poem River Notes. It was a seductive introduction to a deeper understanding of the Northwest. So the tentative title of these paintings 'River Thoughts' is a reference and tribute to this sublime author.
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Thank you Clarissa, that was most helpful.
Isn`t this ravishing? I want to eat it, roll in it, wear it and never stop looking at it.
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