Thursday, December 18, 2014

Imitating Giants




Imitating Giants

I see it happening,
maybe suggesting
a final pose to
one in the process.
Joining the missing
monumental forms
weathering to oblivion
along the various shores.


Well, it could have been like this.
Will probably never know.
Islands off Solitude
5.5”x 8.5” ballpoint pen, oil sanguine and chalk on toned paper. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Converging




Converging

Seducing rocks
Now veiled ghosts
Of those displaced

Dissolved monuments
From crashing waves
Many unkind winds

Embracing like lovers
Caught between
Now and then


Islands Off Solitude
8.5”x 5.5” fountain pen, oil sanguine and chalk on toned paper 

Monday, December 15, 2014

1988




1988

On an early morning
in the summer of 88,
only my youngest
was truly awake
keeping us all up
through the night.

She just gave birth
a few days ago,
to her first child.
She’ll be awake
a lot now,
for quite a while.


On the porch of the old cottage at the Bay, when she was four.

6”x 9” ink and watercolor

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Played Well





Played Well

A few more sketches of poses provided by “ST” yesterday.
I have been writing about survivors long ago on my island shores. I wonder how he knew?
Islands off Solitude
1st: 24”x 18” pastel on colored paper
2nd: 12”x 16” pastel on toned paper

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Regrets




Regrets

A sketch from this morning session with “ST”.
9”x 12” fountain pen, oil sanguine and chalk on toned paper